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KPMG to conduct club scrutiny

  • Urdu version of the media release is attached here

Lahore, 26 May 2022: Pakistan Cricket Board, as part of his commitment to promote, implement and establish transparency and fairness, has appointed renowned auditing and accounting firm KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. to conduct country-wide club scrutiny.

The scrutiny will commence in the Kasur District where the process will run from 1-4 June and 50 registered clubs will take part.

Following Kasur District, KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. will conduct club scrutiny in other districts with an aim to complete the process within four months. Complete schedule of the club scrutiny in other districts will be announced in due course through the Cricket Associations.

KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. involvement is the fourth phase in the process. In the first phase, basic information about the clubs was collected where 4,022 clubs applied, in the second phase, players’ data from 3,822 clubs was submitted through an online process. In the third phase, 3,644 clubs submitted the printed forms as part of the process.

Following the third phase, 3,644 clubs from a total of 3,822 clubs that had applied in the second phase will be scrutinized. Out of 3,644 clubs, 813 completed the process in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cricket Association jurisdiction, followed by 770 clubs in the Central Punjab Cricket Association, 617 clubs in the Sindh Cricket Association, 502 clubs in the Southern Punjab Cricket Association, 482 clubs in the Balochistan Cricket Association and 460 clubs in Northern Cricket Association.

Director – High Performance, Nadeem Khan: “The involvement of KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co in the club scrutiny process will bring transparency, openness and fairness in this important process as we head towards complete involvement and participation of genuine cricket clubs so that they can continue to play their important role in providing opportunities to young cricketers and feeding quality talent to the national framework.

“The genuine cricket clubs will also assist in the elections at the City Cricket Association level that will lead to the formation of the six elected Cricket Associations with three Cricket Association representatives getting on the Board of Governors. It is the PCB’s endeavour to complete this process within four months so that we can put in place a robust cricket and administrative structure.”

KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. have been appointed through a tender process, which went out in March and is available here.