The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Bureau has investigated anomalies in the Kashmir Premier League’s debut season (KPL). The errors, according to reports, involve awarding contracts to dubious businesses without following necessary procedures.
The Accountability Bureau has also requested information on the situation from the AJ&K Ministry of Sports, Youth, and Culture. The first edition of the KPL was held in Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium in August of last year. While the event was a major success in terms of providing a platform for young players to shine on the grandest stage, there have been questions made about how it was managed.
According to the facts, the Bureau has also asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for clarification on the league’s authenticity and the PCB’s participation in organising such tournaments. They also asked the KPL management to explain how private entities were chosen to arrange the event and if tenders were launched in accordance with the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority’s (PPRA) standards.
The Bureau has also sought more information on the contracts offered to the enterprises by the AJ&K Ministry of Sports, Youth, and Culture. They’ve asked for copies of tender advertising published in publications, as well as the offers received in response to the adverts, information about the businesses that submitted bids, and notice of the bids review committee.
The Accountability Bureau has also requested registration documents, certified copies of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), and information of facilities built by KPL, as well as their worth. The watchdog will also get the name, post, address, and authorisation letter of the representative who signed the MoU on behalf of KPL.
The league’s future is in jeopardy as a result of recent events. In due course, further information will be provided.