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‘Breach of worldwide norms’: PCB slams BCCI after ICC cricketers compelled to withdraw from KPL

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  • PCB says BCCI has as soon as once more breached worldwide norms.
  • PCB considers BCCI has introduced the sport into disrepute.
  • Such conduct from BCCI is totally unacceptable, PCB provides.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday expressed displeasure over studies of Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) calling a number of ICC members and forcing them to withdraw their retired cricketers from the Kashmir Premier League.

The PCB believes the BCCI has as soon as once more breached worldwide norms and the spirit of the gentleman’s recreation by interfering within the inside affairs of the ICC members because the KPL has been accepted by the PCB, the assertion from Pakistan’s cricket board stated.

“PCB 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.”

Such conduct from the BCCI is completely unacceptable, against the preamble of the Spirit of Cricket, and sets a dangerous precedence, which can neither be tolerated nor ignored, the statement said.

“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.”

Pakistan condemns ‘politicisation of cricket’ by India

Pakistan has condemned the “politicisation” of cricket by India and termed it an “unfortunate and regrettable” development.

In a statement on Twitter after the BCCI threatened foreign players for playing in KPL, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said depriving young Kashmiri players of the opportunity to share the dressing room with big names in cricket is “unlucky and regrettable”.

“India’s politicisation of cricket cannot be condemned enough,” he added.

Federal Info Minister Fawad Chaudhry additionally slammed the Narendra Modi authorities on the transfer.

“This isn’t the first time Modi has put cricket on the line to achieve his nefarious aims. Pressuring Herschelle Gibbs not to participate in the KPL is a continuation of this old practice,” Fawad stated whereas, responding to the South African cricketer who had lashed out on the BCCI.

“We strongly condemn such measures and these will only benefit the Kashmir cause, not harm it,” the minister added.

The BCCI has threatened overseas gamers by their brokers, saying that in the event that they went to Kashmir, the doorways of Indian cricket, together with the IPL, can be closed for them.

Following the menace from the Indian cricket board, all overseas cricketers withdrew from the occasion which is about to start on August 6.

The six overseas cricketers, who’ve excused themselves from the KPL, are Herschelle Gibbs, Matt Prior, Phil Mustard, Owais Shah, Tenu Finest and Monty Panesar.

Sources stated that the BCCI officers contacted the English and African cricket boards and threatened to ban their gamers from coming into India in the event that they participated within the KPL.

The English and African boards stopped their gamers from participating within the KPL till additional orders.

Taking inventory of the brand new scenario and contemplating the safety of the overseas gamers, the KPL administration apologised to the remaining overseas gamers.

Nonetheless, KPL President Arif Malik has stated that the match will go forward as scheduled, including that Pakistani cricketers will take part.

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