South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs Saturday slammed the Board of Cricket Management in India (BCCI) for threatening gamers and stopping them from taking part in within the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
“Completely unnecessary of the @BCCI to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation and trying to prevent me playing in the @kpl_20,” Gibbs wrote on Twitter, deploring the perspective of the Indian board.
“Also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous,” he tweeted after it emerged that the BCCI has threatened overseas gamers by way of 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 risk from the Indian cricket board, all overseas cricketers withdrew from the occasion which is ready 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 mentioned that the BCCI officers contacted the English and African cricket boards and threatened to ban their gamers from getting into India in the event that they participated within the KPL.
The English and African boards stopped their gamers from collaborating 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 mentioned that the match will go forward as scheduled, including that Pakistani cricketers will take part.