Gibbs condemns BCCI threat against playing in Kashmir Premier League

Former South African opener Herschelle Gibbs on Saturday condemned the Indian cricket board’s threat preventing him from playing in the Kashmir Premier League, conducted by the rival country’s cricket board.

In a tweet, the right-handed batsmen said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is bringing its political agenda and trying to prevent him from playing in the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).

Gibbs added that BCCI threatened that the board won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket-related work.

Earlier, Rashid Latif, the former Pakistan wicketkeeper, also tweeted about the BCCI’s approach towards the players participating in the Kashmir Premier League. He had also mentioned similar warnings from the Indian cricket board.

About Kashmir Premier League

Overseas Warriors, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Rawalakot Hawks, Bagh Stallions, Mirpur Royals and Kotli Lions are the six teams in the tournament. Each team will have five members from the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).

Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal are the skippers of their respective teams.

The star-studded tournament is set to begin next Friday, August 6 in Muzaffarabad.