Public Accounts Committee that audits PCB warned us to desist from this practice, says top official
Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Najam Sethi Friday requested people to refrain from asking for personal favours, including free PSL passes.
The PCB official, in a tweet, requested his friends and high-profile people “NOT to ask for free tickets/passes to PSL matches starting next month.”
“The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly that audits PCB has warned us to desist from this practice.”
Sethi also requested people not to approach him for any player’s inclusion in the team or employment for an undeserving person.
“I am also requesting friends and high-ups not to do sifarish for [the] selection of any player or coach, etc, or to give employment or facilitation to any undeserving person. PCB competes with top professional organisations in the world and cannot afford to be inefficient.”
The PCB top official said that his son Ali Sethi would sing the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) anthem only when the former is not in charge of the body.
“I’m disappointed that Ali won’t be able to sing the anthem. When announcing the PSL 8 schedule, Sethi told reporters in Lahore.
“When I’m not here, I’ll bring Ali Sethi out for the national anthem. You must understand my position. I don’t want to get into a conflict of interest controversy,” said top PCB executive. said.
The marquee event is scheduled to start on his February 13th and end on March 19th and will take place in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan.
(Afternoon matches will start at 2pm; evening matches in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi will start at 7pm. Evening matches in Multan will begin at 6pm except for the tournament opener, which will commence at 8pm)
Feb 13 — Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 14 — Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 15 — Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 16 — Karachi Kings v Islamabad United, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 17 — Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 18 — Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 19 — Multan Sultans v Islamabad United, Multan Cricket Stadium; Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 20 — Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 21 — Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 22 – Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 23 — Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 24 — Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 26 — Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans, National Bank Cricket Arena; Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi, Gaddafi Stadium
Feb 27 — Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United, Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 1 — Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 2 — Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 3 — Islamabad United v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 4 — Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 5 — Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 6 — Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 7 — Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars, Pindi Cricket Stadium; Islamabad United v Multan Sultans, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 8 — Pakistan Women’s League Exhibition Match 1, Pindi Cricket Stadium; Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium
9 March — Islamabad United v Lahore Kalanders, Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 10 — Pakistan Women’s League Exhibition Match 2, Pindi Cricket Stadium. Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans, Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 11 – Pakistan Women’s League Exhibition Match 3, Pindi Cricket Stadium. Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans, Pindi Cricket Stadium
12 March – Islamabad United – Pindi Cricket Stadium, Peshawar Zalmi. Lahore Kalanders vs Karachi Kings, Gaddafi Stadium
March 15 – Qualifiers (1v2), Gaddafi Stadium
March 16 – Eliminator 1 (3v4), Gaddafi Stadium
March 17 – Eliminator 2 (Qualifier Loser vs Winner Eliminator 1), Gaddafi Stadium
March 19 – Final, Gaddafi Stadium