had links to a disgraced UK-based basketball player. A representative of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s agency stated that as Muslims, they do not support any betting or surrogate betting brands. This comes after the Pakistani stars chose to reject sponsorship contracts worth millions of rupees from betting organisations. in any form. Sorry for the inconvenience but we have to decline your request.”
It has been reported that pressure from certain illegal betting companies resulted in some of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises attempting to compel individual players to accept shirt logos and grant them image rights.
According to a source from one of the betting organizations, cricketers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan rejected hefty contracts from a particular proxy betting firm. Babar Azam was offered $1.7 million, and Mohammad Rizwan $500,000, yearly, for the logo of WOLF777 to be placed on their kits during the last PSL tournament. However, both refused the deals due to the fact that such sponsorships and contracts breached the law. An email sent to Babar from the 1XBET gambling firm revealed their admiration of his social media platform, and a desire to collaborate.
His management agency, Saya Corporation, replied that they did not support betting or proxy gambling of any kind due to their religious beliefs. the players.
An official source revealed that the PCB and certain PSL franchises have given the image rights of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to betting companies even though the players have rejected any offers from these organizations are not allowed to become sponsor of the players as the PCB’s code of conduct clearly states that it will not participate in activities related to betting, gambling, tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, weapons, obscene, or sexually explicit language, or any activity that infringes upon Pakistani law or the PCB’s policies.
A spokesperson has further indicated that since the ‘Zero Tolerance Against Surrogate Betting Companies’ notification issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, no such sponsor has been engaged. The PCB has conducted careful medical and commercial scrutiny of the paperwork to ensure that no common ownership stake exists between any betting concern and Dafa News. -Statement of the PCB spokesperson affirmed that there has never been any ownership by betting-related sponsors on any dealings within the organization. He further pointed out that any claims against such companies have not been substantiated in a court of law.
Nonetheless, the PCB promised to abide by all legal and moral standards in terms of selecting partners for future events. The spokesperson for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) emphatically confirmed that there has been no ownership or involvement by betting-related sponsors in any aspect of the organization’s activities or incorporation. Further, it was mentioned that any such claims against these firms have not been validated by a court of law. The PCB also guaranteed to adhere to all applicable laws and ethical standards when seeking sponsors for forthcoming events.
Murtaza Solangi, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, reported to The News that the entire government as well as the military have come together to put a stop to betting companies. Still, more than a month after the release of the notification, these betting apps persist and little has been done in response by the authorities.