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Media accreditation row

Reuters resumes tour coverage

Cricinfo staff

October 10, 2008

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International news agency Reuters has resumed coverage of Australia's tour of India after the BCCI dropped contentious accreditation terms.

Reuters suspended coverage on Thursday, the first day of the opening Test at Bangalore, because of "unacceptable" conditions imposed by the Indian board. They wanted the BCCI to remove the terms regarding distribution of pictures to cricket websites.

The BCCI said on Friday it was amending the terms and conditions, and removing the section on website picture distribution and Reuters immediately resumed coverage for the second day of the Test.

"We are grateful to the BCCI for taking such a fair and reasonable approach in this matter and are delighted to be able to resume coverage of the current series in India," Christoph Pleitgen, global head of news agency for Thomson Reuters, said.

"We look forward to our continued coverage of cricket in India on terms which respect the freedom of the press and protect the news interests and coverage rights of the media."

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