The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) has narrowed down its investigation in alleged irregularities within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the hiring of employees at exorbitant salaries for the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL).
In a discover to the cricket board issued on Wednesday, the FIA’s Anti-Corruption Cell sought the report of the staff employed for PSL and the small print for the broadcasting deal.
Final week, a PCB official had appeared earlier than the FIA crew and requested for extra time to submit an in depth response. Senior board officers, together with the CEO, Wasim Khan, are additionally anticipated to be summoned later this week.
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The PCB is predicted to ship the small print of the hiring, together with different information within the ongoing week. The federal company will scrutinize the report, and if irregularities are detected, a proper investigation can be launched.
In its response to the FIA’s earlier discover, the board had clarified that it’s an impartial entity and doesn’t run on any authorities or public funding.
Firstly, the PCB generates its personal revenues and receives no grants, funds or cash from both the Federal or Provincial Governments, the Consolidated Funds or the Authorities or Public Exchequer.
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The board stated that the funds obtained from ICC, generated by means of PSL, or different sources are ‘reinvested within the improvement of cricket within the nation.’ Subsequently, there isn’t a misappropriation of presidency funds in PSL, as alleged.
Furthermore, the PCB officers have additionally been summoned by the Nationwide Meeting’s Standing Committee on Sports activities on Thursday. The committee will query the board officers on its expenditures and salaries for the previous three years.
The PCB is accused of misusing authorities funds in Pakistan Tremendous League. It’s also alleged of awarding broadcasting rights to a international firm at decrease charges. Furthermore, an inquiry of unlawful recruitment and non-audit of PSL One and Two are additionally in place. The board has denied all allegations.