PSL franchises yet to clear their dues

Fourth edition of the league will start in less than two weeks’ time

PSL franchises yet to clear their dues PHOTO: PCB

With less then two weeks remaining in the start of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season four, two franchises haven’t cleared their dues yet despite several warnings from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

According to the Daily Express, when PCB chairman Ehsan Mani took charge of the board, it was expected that the PSL matters would run smoothly but that has not been the case.

He had given some strong statements as well and even Multan Sultan’s contract was terminated as its owners failed to meet the signed agreement. Despite all of that, franchises continue to show laziness in clearing their dues.

Sources from inside the board revealed that two franchises are yet to clear their dues. Among them one franchise had given a post-dated cheque, which was returned due to insufficient funds.

The board had threatened to file First Information Report (FIR) against the franchise but did not do that, after franchises urged the PCB not to take such a step.

It is reported that these franchises have a strong affiliation with high-level government officials and due to that, PCB has not been able to pressurise them. Moreover, they are not even responding to PCB’s official emails.

It is important to mention here that franchises are bound to deposit 50% of the expenses one month before the start of the tournament.

The fourth edition of the PSL is set to kick-off from February 14 in the UAE.