The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to the International Cricket Council (ICC) urging the apex body of international cricket to not recognize Kashmir Premier League (KPL).

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to the International Cricket Council (ICC) urging the apex body of international cricket to not recognize Kashmir Premier League (KPL). The league is being organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

As per a report in ESPN Cricinfo, the complaint revolves around the status of Kashmir as a disputed territory. India and Pakistan are at loggerheads over Kashmir and the political tension between the two nations have also impacted the cricketing ties between the two nations.

They haven’t played a bilateral series against each other since 2012-13. The matches of the league will be played at the Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium in PoK. Earlier, PCB has slammed the BCCI for threatening players over their participation in the KPL. Responding to PCB’s statement a BCCI official said: “While one can neither confirm nor deny the veracity of the statement made by a former player who has figured in a CBI investigation into match-fixing earlier, the PCB must understand that even if Gibbs’ statement is assumed to be true, the BCCI would be well within their rights to take decisions with respect to the cricketing ecosystem in India. The fact that the Indian cricketing ecosystem is the most sought after for cricketing opportunities globally, should not be envied by the PCB,” a BCCI official told ANI.

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