Sports: Cricket: We are not among the defaulted ones: Quetta Gladiators

Karachi: Quetta Gladiators, the finalist team of both previous Pakistan Super League (PSL) editions, has said that it is not the side that has been defaulting.

“All of our accounts are clear with the board. We are not the ones that are defaulting,” a source privy to the matter told and requested for anonymity.

According to media reports, five out of the six franchises have not been paying their dues to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) despite PSL season three is just around the corner.

Another source said that sponsors have been irked by the news that franchises have been defaulting.

“Which sponsor would strike a deal with a franchise that might lose its franchise rights?” questioned the source.

Despite Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi has tweeted on Saturday that PSL 3 is firmly on track there has been several reports that the board and PSL franchises have been on a collision course for some time that may prove dangerous for Pakistan’s biggest sports event.

Some franchises have criticized PCB for supporting T10 league in UAE as it posed a potential threat for franchises of losing its sponsors, who may have switched to new ten-over league.

Moreover, franchises have also criticized PCB for keeping everything for itself, even better part of the branding of the ground during PSL match. According to a source, the ground branding is generally distributed equally between the playing teams in PSL type leagues.