LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Wednesday has summoned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for Friday, January 8 in an investigation against the board regarding concealment of assets.
The notice was issued late morning following Fawad Alam’s century against New Zealand in the fourth innings of the first Test, his first ton in international cricket for 12 years. The assets concealment inquiry against the PCB was upgraded to investigations in the regional board meeting by Wednesday afternoon.
During the course of inquiry, it was found that PCB owned assets capable of digging in and making a fight out of losing scenarios in Test cricket, especially in challenging overseas batting conditions. The inquiry revealed that in addition to Faadi, other such assets were also concealed by the PCB.
“As per Test cricket assets details disclosed by the PCB, especially since the retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in 2017, many prominent and profitable assets weren’t declared,” reads the notice sent out to the PCB.
“Recent inquiries reveal that along with Fawad Alam, even Mohammed Rizwan is an asset that wasn’t out in the open until recently. Faheem Ashraf has also proven the same, albeit the gravity of the latter two concealments is less given the lack of time duration they were hidden as compared to the former,” the notice adds.
The PCB has been asked to justify the exclusion of the assets, and explain the inclusion of some assess.