The inaugural season of Kashmir Premier League is in headlines now. It is learnt that the BCCI is trying to influence other cricket boards to not allow their players for KPL. BCCI had threatened multiple Cricket Boards that if their foreign players feature in Kashmir Premier League, they will not allow the player to enter in India ever against. Those players will also not be given IPL Contracts. The news made headlines in all parts of the world and BCCI received huge criticism as well.
Meanwhile today, the Pakistan Cricket Board showed their displeasure over this issue. In an official statement released by PCB, the PCB called this move of BCCI as a ‘breach of international norms and against the spirit of gentleman’s game.’
“The PCB believes the BCCI has tarnished the game by issuing warnings to numerous ICC Members to prevent their retired cricketers from participating in the Kashmir Premier League, as well as threatening them with deportation if they return to India for cricket-related activity”, PCB Quoted.
The Pakistan Cricket Board also said that this move by BCCI is unacceptable and PCB will raise this issue at the appropriate ICC Forum as well. Former South African Captain and Current Head Coach of Karachi Kings, Herschelle Gibbs also lashed out at BCCI for interfering in the KPL. Herschelle further confirmed his availability for KPL. Sri Lankan opening batsman, TM Dilshan also confirmed his availability for KPL. Gibbs and Dilshan didn’t seem to care about the threats of BCCI. Following is what Herschelle Gibbs tweeted this morning:
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