The web desk today: Whatever the Pakistan Cricket Board and former foreign cricketers may say, BCCI is adamant about its position in the Kashmir Premier League. Souravra sent a message to the ICC not to recognize the T20 tournament in any way. BCCI sent a letter directly to the ICC.
The T20 tournament is scheduled to be held in Pakistani-occupied Kashmir from 6 to 18 August. PCB organizes. Famous former cricketers as well as locals were supposed to play here. But from the very beginning, the Cricket Board of India was strongly against the KPL. Under pressure, Monty Panesar, Matt Prior and Weiz Shahra withdrew from the tournament.
Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs tweeted yesterday expressing her great dissatisfaction with India’s objections. “There was no need for BCCI to equate the political issue with Pakistan and not let me play in the KPL,” he tweeted. I am even threatened not to enter India for cricket. Madness!’
Pakistan Cricket Board also expressed its dissatisfaction. PCB claimed that BCCI violated international law. They spoil the cricket. Kashmir Premier League Courtesy of Pak Board. Needless to say, this pair of protests by the mighty Indian Cricket Board has nothing to do with it. Even harder in the KPL position.