PSL still studying SABC interdict

The contents of an urgent interdict filed by the SABC to try and stop the Premier Soccer Leage-Supersport match broadcasting rights deal were still being studied by the PSL, the soccer body said yesterday.

The contents of an urgent interdict filed by the SABC to try and stop the Premier Soccer Leage-Supersport match broadcasting rights deal were still being studied by the PSL, the soccer body said yesterday.

"The documents are still with our legal teams who are analysing them. They have not told us what the interdict really means," said PSL spokesman Ntambi Ravele.

She could not say whether the interdict would delay the start of the league programme, which starts early next month.

SABC spokesman Kaiser Kganyago refused to confirm that the public broadcaster had filed such interdict.

"I still need to talk to the head of our negotiating team to allow me to talk about the matter," said Kganyago.

Last month, the PSL announced that Supersport had been awarded a R1,6billion contract to broadcast PSL soccer matches for the next five years.

An arbitration process dealing with the dispute over the awarding of the contract hangs in the air. The arbitration could potentially overturn the decision to allow Supersport the broadcast rights.

The concerned parties have held talks on several occasions in an attempt to resolve the dispute, but no solution has yet been found. - Sapa

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