The former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs had slammed the BCCI for trying to stop him from playing in the Kashmir Premier League.

The former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs had slammed the BCCI for trying to stop him from playing in the Kashmir Premier League. He has now opened up about the threats given by the richest cricket board in the world. He termed the whole episode as sad and disappointing.

According to him, politics should be kept away from the sport. Gibbs added that he has enjoyed playing cricket across the globe and it is sad when politics get involved in sport.

“It was a little sad in a lot of ways because I have worked lots of times in India and have a lot of friends there. For them to want to step in and interfere and prevent me from coming here and threaten me by saying that I would be denied entry in India is sad and disappointing. I have never liked politics in sports. There is a lot of politics back home in South Africa cricket too. It’s really sad when politics get involved in sports,” Gibbs said as reported by Cricket Pakistan.

He praised the inaugural edition of the Kashmir Premier League. “It’s beautiful. It’s a wonderful opportunity to play. It’s an inaugural time for the league. It’s nice to be part of a new league for the first time. The location and the venue are fantastic. I think the games have been highly entertaining. I think the league couldn’t have asked for a better start. Entertainment is what T20 cricket is all about and it has been a fantastic start,” he said.

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