Sethi vows to strengthen PSL’s anti-corruption efforts


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Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has vowed to further strengthen the Pakistan Super League’s anti-corruption efforts during the league’s franchise meeting at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

Sethi presided over the meeting, which was attended by Asher Schon, Managing Director Multan Sultans, Nadeem Omar, Owner Quetta Gladiators, Javed Afridi, Owner Peshawar Zalmi, Atif Rana, CEO Lahore Qalandars, Salman Iqbal, Owner Karachi Kings and Ali Naqvi, Co-owner Islamabad United.

Sethi reiterated league’s stance against anti-corruption and vowed to further strengthen the League’s anti-corruption efforts in future.

According to information made available by PCB, the problem of counterfeit merchandising was also discussed. It was decided that the League will take legal measures to clamp down on counterfeit merchandising.

The meeting was also briefed about ways to streamline talent hunt programs. A detailed plan will be chalked out in consultation with all franchise representatives to further improve the process of scouting new talent.

All franchises unanimously decided to increase the player salary cap by USD 25,000 allowing teams to pick a squad of 21 players for this season. The newly inducted players will be from Pakistan and may include players unearthed through talent hunt programs or top performers from the National T20 Cup taking place in Rawalpindi currently.—PPI