HBL PSL4 remained free of corruption: report

Franchises did not report even a single incident, in this regard, to the PCB

HBL PSL4 remained free of corruption: report PHOTO COURTESY: Twitter/PSL

The HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) remained free of corruption, according to a report in Daily Express.

As per details, no corrupt activity was reported to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) during the fourth edition of HBL PSL. The franchises also did not come forward with any official complaint with regards to any malicious activity over the course of the event.

After the spot-fixing scandal of 2017, which resulted in punishments for Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan, openers Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and Shahzaib Hasan, PCB had taken strict measures to counter the menace of corruption.

An integrity official was associated with every franchise expect for Lahore Qalandars, who had two officials because they opted to stay in a different hotel, during the event.

In the previous editions of HBL PSL, the board did not take proper action whenever a matter related to corruption was reported.

Last year a franchise had reported suspicious activity of its own player but PCB did not take strict action on it, despite a top board official being notified about the issue. It must be noted that the player, whose name was brought up, is now part of Pakistan national side.

In the past complaints were also filed against certain PCB officials but with Ehsan Mani in charge of PCB, things have been moving in the right direction.