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 mer- chan­dis­ing.

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.

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