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PCB Dismisses FICA’s Payment Delay Claims in PSL

PCB Dismisses FICA's Payment Delay Claims in PSL
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refuted claims made by the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) regarding payment delays in various franchise leagues, including the Pakistan Super League (PSL). FICA alleged that some players haven’t received salaries for the past two seasons, prompting a swift response from the PCB.

Usman Wahla, PCB’s director of international cricket operations, asserted that there have never been any delays in PSL payments over the league’s nine-year history. He urged FICA to correct their document with accurate information, emphasizing that all players have been paid on time.

“There is no – and never has been – any delay in player payments in any of our nine [PSL] seasons… we have written to FICA to rectify this in their document,” Wahla told ESPNcricinfo.

For foreign players, the PSL ensures prompt payment by disbursing 70% of the amount within seven days of their arrival in Pakistan, with the remaining balance cleared within 40 days after the tournament’s conclusion. Despite previous complaints from players like Australian cricketer James Faulkner in the 2022 season, alleging non-fulfilment of contractual obligations, the PCB maintains that all players have been compensated as promised.

In the latest season, Islamabad United clinched their third PSL trophy by defeating Multan Sultans in the PSL 2024 final, solidifying their status as the most successful franchise in the league. Lahore Qalandars closely trail behind with two titles to their name, highlighting the competitive spirit and success within the PSL franchise circuit.

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