Match fixing in PSL 2024? PCB rattled with Indian individuals, advices players to stay away

Updated - 21 Feb 2024, 01:53 PM

Karachi Kings, PSL 2024,
Karachi Kings PSL 2024 (Credits: Twitter)

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The ongoing season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2024) has already started garnering attention for all the wrong reasons as several individuals have been instructed to stay away from four suspicious individuals. They have already been shown the images of the suspicious individuals as the tournament has already started garnering news related to match-fixing.

According to a report in Cricket Pakistan, one of the four individuals is a former Pakistan regional cricket coach two are Indians and one is Bangladeshi. The individuals associated with the PSL franchises have been reportedly instructed to avoid any contact with the suspicious individuals. They have also been instructed to immediately approach the anti-corruption officials to report any suspicious activities.

The report further stated that the team hotel has not been fully booked by PCB. As a result, there is no restriction on the regular movement of people although the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken several measures to prevent bookies disguised as fans from meeting the players.

The players have been instructed to report to the officials if they receive any gift exceeding 25,000 rupees.  Players have also been barred from ordering food from outside the team hotel. In 2017, the PSL was rocked by a match-fixing scandal which eventually led to the suspension of Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Irfan, and Shahzaib Hasan.

PSL 2024 so far:

PSL 2024 got underway on February 17 with the game between defending champions Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United. Four of the six teams have played two games so far while Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings have played one game each. Multan Sultans are currently at the top of the points table after winning both of their opening games.

Quetta Gladiators have also won both of their games but are in the second spot due to net run rate. Islamabad are at the third spot with 1 win from 2 games while the Qalandars, Zalmi, and Kings are yet to open their accounts.


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) PSL 2024