Patron-in-Chief Salim Karim defends PDCA against corruption allegations


The patron-in-chief of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association (PDCA) Salim Karim on Thursday rejected all the corruption allegations against them.

“There is no way for corruption in the association as we get very limited funds. I don’t know why people started talking about corruption,” Karim said in a video message from England.

“You tell me, how we can do corruption when we got money just according to the budget. Sindh government had granted us 5 million rupees but all the money was utilized on Pakistan’s team participation in the World Disabled series,” the founder of disabled cricket highlighted.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan’s defeat in first two outings of World Disabled series raised many questions over team management’s performance. People asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to do accountability of PDCA who get funds in the name of disabled cricketers.

On the other hand, Karim praised Afghanistan, India and other particpating teams who have developed their skills in a short span of time. “I had just seen England team playing but it is good to watch out Afghanistan and other teams showing fight on the field,” he said.

Pakistan is currently particpating in the first-ever World Disabled T20 series in England which is featuring five teams including Bangladesh, Afghanistan, England, Pakistan, and India.

On Thursday, Pakistan won their first match of the event against Bangladesh while they will now take on India in an all-important contest on August 9.