The Pakistani Super League franchise recently clashed with Ehsan Mani’s Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the financial model of the T20 tournament, forcing them to petition in the Lahore High Court. The franchise has cast doubt on PCB’s financial model for the Pakistani Super League, which makes the board richer as the franchise loses every season.
However, it appears PCB is set to control any potential breakdowns after holding a meeting with Pakistani Super League franchisees on Wednesday to discuss their reservations with financial models. After discussion, PCB released a statement in which they explained the details of the meeting.
The Pakistan Cricket Board meets with the Pakistani Super League franchise
As per a statement issued by the Cricket Council of Pakistan, the meeting between the two parties was positive and constructive with participants engaging in the discussion in good faith to resolve outstanding issues, disputes and complaints. The release says PCB is giving team owners a draft proposal that has been put together at the request of the franchisee, about finding a fairer model.
The release further says that the two sides have agreed to dig deeper into the proposed model with their respective financial and operational teams over the coming weeks and aim to solve extraordinary issues of finding a mutually beneficial position as soon as possible.
PCB is in trouble over player discrimination claims
As PCB tries to solve its problems with the PSL franchise, young Pakistani-based Sikh fast bowler, Mahinder Pal Singh, In conversation with Pakpassion.net claims that he has experienced unpleasant comments and discrimination at various stages of his career.
Not only the young man, but former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria has surprisingly revealed that he has had to face discrimination for being a Hindu in this predominantly Islamic country. Shoaib Akhtar has also admitted the same thing and the spinner’s words, became a witness. If those claims turn out to be true, then Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and PCB will need to enact stricter laws to protect the integrity of players regardless of their religion or caste.
Shoaib Akhtar criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board for the Pakistan Super League issue
Former Pakistan cricket team pioneer Shoaib Akhtar recently criticized the board for jeopardizing the situation of the Pakistani Super League because of the financial model situation, which he claims could bankrupt many franchises and sell their teams, affecting its commercial future and the quality of the tournament.
Akhtar and PCB have also been at loggerheads over several issues, with the latter issuing legal notices to the former of his public comments on the board. While Pace Bowler has recently claimed that the council is considering him as a potential candidate to become the national chief voter on the YouTube show ‘Cricket Baaz’, a Pakistani journalist has asked the national cricket board the same, which has denied offering any role. to a former cricketer.
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