In response to his involvement in the Kashmir Premier League, former Proteas cricketer Herschelle Gibbs called out the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for threatening him with a ban (KPL).
“It was completely unnecessary for the BCCI to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the situation and try to block me from playing in the KPL,” he said on Twitter. They have also threatened me by stating that I will not be permitted to enter India for any cricket-related job. Ludicrous.”
It is important to note that foreign players have withdrew from the Kashmir Premier League as a result of threats from the Indian Cricket Board.
Tillakaratne Dilshan, a former Sri Lankan captain, has declared that he will participate in the tournament.
According to reliable sources, the foreign players withdrew from the league after receiving strong threats from the Indian board of directors, despite the fact that they had previously stated that they would participate in the league on an unconditional basis.
According to reliable sources, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has threatened cricketers who wish to participate in the Kashmir Premier League that if they do so, the doors of cricket in the Indian Premier League and India will be closed. The Kashmir Premier League is being organized by Pakistani players, who have expressed their support for the league.
Despite threats from Indian broadcasters, former Sri Lankan cricket captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has confirmed that he will participate in the Kashmir Premier League and will represent the Muzaffarabad Tigers.
Arshad Khan Tanoli, Chairman of the Muzaffarabad Tigers, confirmed the development, saying that Tillakaratne had told Dilshan that the team would provide all of the necessary amenities and protection.
“I have spoken with Tillakaratne Dilshan, and he is enthusiastic about participating in the league, and we are grateful for his enthusiasm,” he said.
He expressed his gratitude to the former Sri Lankan captain on behalf of Pakistan and the Kashmiri people, and he urged the rest of the foreign players to follow Dilshan’s example.
The availability of foreign players, according to Kashmir Premier League President Arif Malik, was discovered through news broadcasts on television, according to a statement released today.
He stated that Tillakaratne Dilshan is still interested in participating, which he is pleased with, and that he is in communication with the Foreign Ministry about Indian threats to players, in an attempt to persuade foreign players to participate in accordance with the plan.
Arif Malik stated that negative information regarding the Kashmir Premier League was being pushed in the Indian media. We have stated from the beginning that we have no political intent, but the participation of five Kashmiri players in the league may pose an issue for them.
He stated that India does not want Kashmiri players to share a dressing room with international players, but that the Kashmir Premier League will allow the world to see a peaceful Kashmir through the eyes of the international community.
The President of the Premier League stated that the matches of the League will be held in accordance with the schedule and that the Kashmir Premier League will be held with greater zeal than previously.
Remember that a number of well-known Pakistani international cricketers, as well as overseas players, had already stated their intention to participate in the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
Foreign players such as Herschelle Gibbs, Owais Shah, Monty Panesar, Tillakaratne Dilshan, and others had confirmed their participation in the league prior to the league’s draft and were thus included in the process.
The Kashmir Premier League will be held in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir, from May 16 to May 27 and will include eight teams.
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