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PTV, cricket, racism

PTV introduced shocking racism in its 9pm news bulletin when it said the Pakistani victory over England at Dubai on Saturday had destroyed ‘white arrogance’. What the hell! Was race the issue?

We all were thrilled by our victory, but, while bringing that racism in its news bulletin, PTV forgot that precisely at that moment Australia were giving a drubbing to India. What have victories and defeats in cricket matches to do with white and black?England are a great side. They accepted defeat with grace, and I have no doubt they will bounce back. But PTV injected a totally unwanted element into the reporting of a match that was magnificent because of its fluctuating fortunes. I love cricket and give a damn about the colour of a cricketer’s skin.

JAMIL MUSHTAQ
Karachi

Source: Dawn