(MENAFN – Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KABUL – In what could be a major embarrassment for Afghanistan and its cricket entities, the Afghanistan Cricket Board prematurely canceling the PLA, Season – 2 poses a serious threat to the Cricket Board of ” incur legal and financial responsibilities towards the amounting to more than US $ 10 million (AFN 78,2500,000).
There had been speculation about the current CEO, with Mr Lutfullah terminating the contract with Indian company Snixer Sports without consulting the other members of the board. Speaking to one of the ACB board members, who declined to be appointed, he said no communication had been sent to any stakeholder or team owners prior to the termination.
He added that it was unwise to cancel the league without considering the business and legal implications. If team owners and stakeholders sue ACB, we won’t even be able to fund our litigation costs. Our sources with ACB confirm that Snixer Sports has already sent ACB a legal opinion regarding their action to which ACB has yet to respond.
It can also prove fatal for the end of players’ contracts and for their future in cricket. Speaking to one of the senior officials at Snixer Sports, it was learned that there had been allegations of misconduct by a few ACB officials and previous league stakeholders and the same. thing being investigated by ICC, ACU.
âWe have sought clarification from ICC, ACU and we have been officially informed that the investigation is still ongoing. We are extremely intolerant of such practices which are contrary to the guidelines prescribed by the ICC and we are cooperating with the ACU to set the record straight. We fail to understand how ACB can be reckless enough to end the league without any justification and unfounded attributions.
âOur discussions are ongoing and we understand that the same has been done with procedural differences. We have suffered huge losses due to this illegal ending and we will take appropriate legal action to recover the same if our ongoing talks fail. Afghanistan and its cricket fans were eagerly awaiting the league and it was a huge disappointment for them as well.
Meanwhile, ACB’s action is causing enormous unrest among all stakeholders, which could lead to a lengthy legal battle for the Afghanistan Cricket Board against Snixer and existing business stakeholders. The drama is still unfolding, excessive speculation about the APL -II season somehow occurs if ACB’s internal issues are sorted out.
For a fairly new cricket association in a sporting nation that has recently started winning international accolades in cricket, this episode can prove to be extremely fatal to the scope and future of sport in Afghanistan. Afghanistan Cricket Board recently made a commitment from Afghanistan’s Attorney General’s office on irregularities in the table.
The sport means a lot to the Afghan people and in recent years the country has produced many internationally renowned players. With all of these things at stake, ACB’s liability can cause permanent damage to the country’s finances and to its reputation on the international stage. (Jack tracker)
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