PSL eight sees referee question franchise official over player selection

The official lodged a complaint with the PCB, investigations into the matter are ongoing

PSL eight sees referee question franchise official over player selection PHOTO: AFP

During the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight , a unique incident occurred when, prior to a match, the match referee asked a franchise official about his club player not playing in the team.

The official filed a complain with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), and the board officials are currently investigating the matter.

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According to details, the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) ended with Lahore Qalandars' victory. Multan Sultans faced defeat in the final after a close encounter.

There were several controversies during the event, but they were not reported to avoid tarnishing the league's reputation. Now, incidents are coming to light after the conclusion of the tournament.

According to sources, during a match, the referee inquired from the franchise official why "my club's boy isn't being played." 

The official brushed it off at the time but later filed a written complain with the PCB. If the allegation is proven true, the match referee could face severe action.

The representative of 'Express News' knows the name of both the referee and the official, but since investigations into the matter are ongoing, they have refrained from mentioning them.

It must be noted that after the final, there was a bitter exchange between the manager of Multan Sultans and the umpire regarding the matter of wides in the match. Later, after a hearing, Sultans manager was penalized with a ban of one match.