BCCI shuts the door on shutter bugs

Like any other year, this one too had its highs and lows, moments that captured the imagination for contrasting reasons. Here's a lowdown on what happened in the world of cricket in 2012.

International news agencies decided to boycott the India-England series to protest against the  restrictions placed on some photo agencies by the BCCI.  The response was triggered by the Indian board’s decision to withhold accreditation to Getty Images and Action Images. Members of the News Media Coalition- Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, Thomson Reuters, Getty Images, the Press Association, and a consortium of British Newspapers. The Indian board on its part revealed that it would provide its own photographs.


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