PSL 8 took place in February and March of this year. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made a song called “Sab Sitaarey Humaray” for the PSL 8 ceremony.This PSL 8 anthem Sources say that PKR 4.5 crores were spent on it, which is a huge amount of money. The artists were paid about two and a half crores for their work.
A Pakistani movie usually costs five crores to make. So, the report could find problems with spending so much money on the song by itself.
The opening ceremony of PSL 8 cost about PKR 25 crores, even though the budget for the ceremony had been set at a smaller amount at first.
During Ramiz Raja’s time in office, four to five crores were spent to start PSL 7. But the new management thought that it was important to have a big grand opening event to get people excited about the competition.
Sources also said that a number of costs went over budget. On paper, different numbers were written down for costs, but the real amount paid was more.
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The government has chosen to start at the beginning of next month with a special audit of the old management committee. In this case, Ehsan Mazari, the Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination, has said that if any mistakes are found during the audit, the officials involved will be held responsible and the money will be taken back from them. Those who are found guilty in this case will not get a break.