ISLAMABAD - Startling revelations have surfaced in the Pakistan Super League as per the Audit Report published out by the Auditor General of Pakistan.
Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has highlighted significant discrepancies with regards to the first and second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
It has been revealed that Major contracts were awarded without publishing a proper call for tenders during the first two seasons of PSL . If the contracts were given by following the correct procedures, the board’s financial gains would have improved considerably.
Sources have also said that many appointments on important positions were based on favouritism while production and ticketing matters were not handled properly.
The selections of Naila Bhatti — Director Marketing — and Usman Wahla — General Manager International Cricket Operations — were specifically mentioned. The audit raised questions over their appointments as far more qualified individuals were available to take up those roles.
The sources further stated that the audit pointed out unnecessary expenses during the local and foreign visits made by board officials whereas there were also reservations over salaries and bonuses given to certain employees. The massive amounts spent on organising opening ceremonies were another major cause of concern