Now, the KPL event itself well known and famous league after BCCI Threating. After receiving complaints about the KPL being held in Pakistan. The BCCI had warned other cricket boards to prevent their players from taking part. Resultantly produced KPL Controversy After BCCI Threats.
A number of foreign cricketers withdrew from the event due to the threat from the Indian cricket board. Pakistani cricketers will participate in the tournament, according to KPL president Arif Malik.
Through their agents, the Indian board allegedly threatened the foreign players. If they went to Kashmir, they would not be able to play in Indian cricket, including the IPL.
Monty Panesar, Matt Prior, Phil Mustard, Owais Shah, and Tenu Best are the six foreign players who have withdrawn from the KPL.
KPL chief says Herschelle Gibbs is coming to Pakistan despite BCCI threats
A few hours after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) threatened the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Arif Malik, the president of the KPL, said Herschelle Gibbs will be coming to Pakistan.
India needs to realize that players are coming to the KPL to play cricket, adding that this is not a political issue.
“”Herschelle Gibbs is coming to Pakistan despite threats [from the BCCI],” he said, adding that India also stopped international commentators from participating in the KPL and that the league is trying to bring in more foreign players for the tournament.””— Arif Malik, the president of the KPL,
Players’ NOCs will not be blocked by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). KPL will no more KPL Controversy Afer BCCI Threats.
It is also excited about the tournament in Indian Occupied Kashmir. According to the KPL chief, the league is working to make sure they can watch the action live on TV there.
In an effort to deter international players from participating in the KPL. The BCCI has threatened that future opportunities in Indian cricket will be closed to them.
The SA cricketer responded to the development on Twitter by criticizing the BCCI.
PCB-sanctioned KPL is a mega cricketing event in the T20 format, aimed at showcasing Kashmir’s talent and importance internationally.
The tournament features six teams, namely the Bagh Stallions, Mirpur Royals, Overseas Warriors, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Rawlakot Hawks, and Kotli Lions.
Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium and Azad Jammu and Kashmir are hosting matches.
Related: KPL Schedule
Shah Mehmood Qureshi suggests India rethink its stance regarding this KPL tournament
- The Kashmir Premier League has been politicized by the Indian government, according to Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
- The ICC is called upon to take action against the brazen act of the Indian cricket board.
- A recommendation is that India holds a cricket event in Indian occupied Kashmir.
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi criticized India for its negative attitude toward Pakistan. It condemned the conspiracies against the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) and urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to act against the Indians.
The PCB Slams BCCI
On Saturday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) voiced displeasure over reports of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. This is the result of multiple ICC members being called by (BCCI). In order to play in the Kashmir Premier League, they had to withdraw their retired cricketers.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board believes the BCCI has once again breached international norms. The the spirit of the gentleman’s game by interfering in the internal affairs of the ICC members. The KPL has been approved by the PCB,” the statement from the cricket board had said.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board considers the BCCI has brought the game into disrepute by issuing warnings to multiple ICC members to stop their retired cricketers from featuring in the Kashmir Premier League. Further threatening they will not be allowed entry into India for cricket-related work.”
“The Board of Pakistan Cricket will raise this matter at the appropriate ICC forum. They reserve the right to take any further action that is available to us within the ICC charter.”
— PCB Said
As defined in the preamble of the Spirit of Cricket, such conduct by the BCCI is inadmissible. According to the statement, they set a dangerous precedent that cannot be tolerated or ignored.
A schedule for the upcoming KPL tournament has been released. The tournament starts on August 6.
Details indicate that Rawlakot Hawks will play Kotli Lions in the first match. Bagh Stallions will play Kotli Lions on August 7.
August 14 will be the date of the first KPL qualifier game.
The first and second elimination matches are scheduled for August 15 and 16. The final match will take place on the 17th.
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