APL organisers bounce back, term ACB allegations “fabricated”

By Muhammad Asif Khan - September 15, 2019

KARACHI: The sports management company, that organised the inaugural edition of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) last year, has categorically denied the allegations levelled by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), adding that there was no breach by the management company, “Snixer Sports”.

“We deny any/all allegations labeled against us by Afghanistan Cricket Board over Afghanistan Premier League. We want to place it on record that there had been no material breach by us”, the company spokesperson told this correspondent.

The spokesperson also condemned the act by the ACB, terming it arbitrary and discretionary

“The allegations over questionable ‘integrity’ by ACB with respect to ICC, ACU are defamatory, false and fabricated set of facts. Snixer Sports had always been committed towards the success of Afghanistan Premier League and shall continue doing so in the best interest of the sporting spirit of Afghanistan”, the spokesperson concluded

Earlier, the Afghanistan Cricket Board postponed the second season of the APL, claiming that league’s commercial partner failed to pay the right’s money to the ACB. The ACB also terminated the agreement with Snixer Sports, citing concerns about the integrity of people associated with the company. 

The APL-2 was scheduled for October this year.

By Muhammad Asif Khan

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