Herschelle Gibbs claims BCCI threat for playing Kashmir Premier League

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Muzaffarabad: Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has claimed that the BCCI is threatening him and doing everything possible to prevent him from playing in Kashmir Premier League, which is starting from Friday (August 6) in Muzaffarabad.

The former opener lashed out at the BCCI, for threatening him. Gibbs also expressed his disappointment, saying that the BCCI has threatened him from doing cricketing activities in India if he takes part in the KPL, due to the political issues between India and Pakistan.

Gibbs made the allegations publicly on his Twitter account, saying, “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 saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous.”

Earlier former Pakistan wicket-keeper Rashid Latif had also made similar allegations, that the BCCI was “warning cricket boards” to not send their players in the Kashmir Premier League.

“The @BCCI warning cricket boards that if their former players took part in Kashmir Premier League, they won’t be allowed entry in India or allowed to work in Indian cricket at any level or in any capacity. Gibbs, Dilshan, @MontyPanesar & several others have been selected in KPL.” Latif tweeted.

Talking about the Kashmir Premier League, six teams will compete in the inaugural season of Kashmir Premier League. Each team will have five players from Kashmir. The T20 league will start from 6th August and the final match will be played on 17th August. All the matches will be played at the Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium.

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