The Sports Department of Azad Kashmir has outsourced Kashmir, cricket and cricket ground to Kashmir Priemer League ( KPL ) for 13 years at a cost of one million rupees every year.The Sports Department of Azad Kashmir has outsourced Kashmir, cricket, and cricket grounds to KPL for 13 years at a cost of one million rupees per year.
Naeem Bismal, the director general of the Azad Kashmir Sports Department, admits that the April 2021 agreement between the Sports Department and KPL gives KPL not only the exclusive right to organise the cricket league for 13 years but also the freedom to hold league games on any 90 days of the year of their choosing.
This entails that KPL may use the cricket stadium whenever it desires.
In other words, this stadium has been entirely mortgaged to KPL for a yearly payment of one million rupees.
The director general made an abortive attempt to defend the controversial arrangement, claiming that after 90 days, the sports department is free to organise any sporting event at the venue.
But reality is the exact opposite of this.
For instance, the sports department would have to stop the activity in the middle if KPL had told them during it that they needed a ground.
Additionally, according to Naeem Bismal, KPL has invested between Rs 120 million and Rs 150 million on floodlighting this venue so that only KPL is permitted to host a cricket league in which both national and foreign players may participate.
He also says that approval from KPL is required if anyone other than KPL wishes to host such a league.
This indicates that KPL will extort them for approval in addition to charging them rent for the floodlights. In other words, the AJK sports department has introduced blackmailing, corruption, and a contractual system in cricket.
Naeem Bismal, the head of the sports department, claims that KPL spent Rs 120–150 million on floodlights, which may not be correct. KPL spent Rs 100 million on the cricket ground, which includes floodlights.
The only person who can explain why he exaggerated the expense is the head of the sports department.
The story doesn’t end here.
Inadvertently, KPL will carry on organising events worth many billions of rupees for the ensuing 11 years. To date, it has organised two such events. However, the annual ground fee that Azad Kashmir receives will remain at one million rupees.
According to this rule, the AJK government will only receive 0.0003 percent of an event’s 3 billion rupee value.
The floodlights put in by KPL are likewise not under Azad Kushner’s control.
Since KPL did not provide the generators or cables, only KPL itself can use these floodlights.
This means that KPL installed these floodlights for itself.
They installed floodlights since they were aware that renting them would cost them Rs 20–30 million for a single event.
According to the sports department, uninterrupted access to the ground was granted for 13 years so that KPL could upgrade it to international standards and instal floodlights that belonged to the department of sports.
However, the reality is rather different. KPL uses Kashmir’s dead bodies in addition to the ground for its multibillion-rupee business.
But the floodlights they erected will continue to belong to KPL.
Commenting on the situation, an officer said that KPL would continue to use floodlights for an additional 11 years while conducting business valued in the billions of rupees and that after 13 years, these floodlights would no longer be functional.
Many people are of the opinion that the sports department should have owned the floodlight, because , accordibg to them, if someone else organised the league, they would rent it out and help the department raise more revenue, and the sports department could use this money to promote sports in the area.
They also argued that there should be no requirement to seek permission from KPL to hold the league.
It should be noted that on November 29, the government of Azad Kashmir sent a letter to the PCB asserting that KPL had violated the conditions of the contract and, as a result, that their contract is now null and void
After some time, a second letter was written requesting that the original letter be ignored. This indicates that something is going on in the background۔.
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