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BCCI ‘trying to prevent me’ from playing KPL: Herschelle Gibbs

Following the threat from the Indian cricket board, all foreign cricketers withdrew from the event which is set to kick off on August 6.

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Herschelle Gibbs has revealed that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is trying to prevent him from participating in the inaugural Kashmir Premier League (KPL).

Former South African batsman and current Karachi Kings Head Coach Herschelle Gibbs slammed BCCI for threatening players and stopping them from playing in KPL and bringing their “political agenda with Pakistan into the equation.

In a tweet on Saturday, Gibbs said, “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. Also threatening me by saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket-related work. Ludicrous.”

 

As being reported, following the threat from the Indian cricket board, all foreign cricketers withdrew from the event which is set to kick off on August 6.

The six foreign cricketers, who have withdrawn from the KPL, include Herschelle Gibbs, Matt Prior, Phil Mustard, Owais Shah, Tenu Best, and Monty Panesar.

According to the news source, the BCCI officials contacted the English and African cricket boards and threatened to ban their players from entering India if they participated in the KPL.

While the English and African boards stopped their players from taking part in the KPL until further orders.

Pakistan condemns ‘politicisation of cricket’ by India

The KPL management apologized to the remaining foreign players after taking the new situation into consideration including the security of the foreign players.

 KPL President Arif Malik has said that the tournament will go ahead as scheduled, adding that Pakistani cricketers will participate.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.