Former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has slammed the BCCI for threatening him over taking part in the upcoming edition of the Kashmir Premier League. The tournament will start on August 6 in Muzaffarabad.
Gibbs and Tillakaratne Dilshan are participating in the tournament. Gibbs stated that the BCCI has threatened to stop him from any cricketing activities in India if he takes part in the 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. Also threatening me by saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous.”
Earlier, Rashid Latif also lambasted the Indian cricket board for its approach.
“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.”
Overseas Warriors, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Rawalakot Hawks, Bagh Stallions, Mirpur Royals and Kotli Lions are the six teams.
Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal are the captains of their teams.