BCCI letter to ICC to disapprove KPL (Kashmir Premier League): report ESPNCricinfo
According to ESPNCricinfo, in a letter, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) not to recognize the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
BCCI letter to ICC to disapprove KPL
ICC should not approve matches at disputed territories; BCCI claimed that Kashmir is a disputed territory. Matches in disputed territories are not prohibited by ICC regulations.
Furthermore, domestic leagues like the KPL must be approved by the country’s board, which is the PCB in this case. Muzaffarabad will host KPL, which will take place from August 6-16, 2021. The PCB has already approved it.
In a statement on Saturday, the PCB expressed displeasure that ICC members were called and made to withdraw retired players from the Kashmir Premier League by the BCCI.
According to PCB.
“The PCB will raise this matter at the appropriate ICC forum and also reserves the right to take any further action that is available to us within the ICC charter”
Earlier on Friday, former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs had slammed BCCI for trying to stop him from participating in KPL.
Gibbs tweeted his thoughts.
“Completely unnecessary of the @BCCI to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation and trying to prevent me from playing in the KPL. Also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous,”
According to reports, Monty Panesar decided to pull out of KPL after he received threats from the BCCI regarding his ability to enter India for future cricket-related work.
A tweet was posted by Pandasar.
“I have decided not to participate in the KPL because of the political tensions between India and Pakistan over kashmir issues. I don’t want to be in the middle of this, it would make me feel uncomfortable,”