The second edition of the Kashmir Premier League starts next month in Muzaffarabad

The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued a Provisional Certificate of No Objection (NOC) for the second edition of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a provisional NOC (No Objection Certificate) to management as the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) is due to start next month.
The information was corroborated by a KPL official, who confirmed NOCs were issued by email from the PCB on Saturday, along with assurances that the remaining documents would also be sorted over the coming week.

The upcoming season of the league will feature seven teams instead of six. Jammu Janbaz will enter the tournament as the seventh team, joining Rawalakot Hawks, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Mirpur Royals, Overseas Warriors, Bagh Stallions and Kotli Lions.

Player Draft for Season 2 will take place after the Eid-ul-Azha holiday. The Rawalakot Hawks will defend their title for the second season.

The seven franchises meet with Kashmir Premier League management for the second edition at KPL’s Islamabad headquarters on Saturday. All franchise owners attended the meeting to discuss some important issues related to the second edition of the league.

It’s important to note here that the league’s management had recently settled all franchise player dues for the inaugural season. Management has also settled all payments of player bonuses and prize money for the first season.

Previously, KPL was embroiled in controversy when four franchises, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Bagh Stallions, Rawalakot Hawks and Mirpur Royals asked the PCB to withhold NOC for the second season of the event.

Failure to pay the first season’s core pool portion, failure to provide a truthful and fair audit report for the inaugural edition, and failure to form contractually required legal advice were the primary concerns of the four franchises.

However, in a press release issued by KPL on Sunday, “matters of the utmost importance to date have been professionally resolved” at a meeting between the franchises and the management of the event on Saturday.

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