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PCB asks Umar Akmal to return cheque issued for HBL PSL 5

The players participating in the event have been paid 70 per cent of their due amounts

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked suspended batsman Umar Akmal, who is currently being investigated by the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), to return the cheque given to him for his participation in the ongoing Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) 5.

The players participating in the HBL PSL 5 have been paid 70 per cent of their due amounts. Pakistan players have received their dues in Pakistani Rupees (PKR) instead of Dollars.

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According to details, the HBL PSL is popular among international players because of the timely manner of the respective payment of dues. This time as well, the PCB has already distributed the contractually obligated 70 per cent of the total dues among the participating players.

A player, who wishes to be anonymous, confirmed that the cheques had been delivered to the players. The remaining 30 per cent of the dues will be transferred after the conclusion of the event. The player further stated that in the five seasons of the HBL PSL, there has never been a delay in the payments.

The timely payments make the HBL PSL an ideal destination for international cricketers from around the world. According to sources, the local players were paid in PKR due to the fact that the entire tournament was taking place in Pakistan. However, because the players had been granted contracts which included the amount in dollars, the players have received their payments at the dollar rate during the time of the player draft.