LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed disappointment over Control for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) threats to foreign players to withdraw from Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
In a released statement, PCB said they will take this matter to International Cricket Council (ICC) as India once again failed to respect the spirit of the gentleman’s game.
“The PCB considers that the BCCI has brought the game into disrepute by issuing warnings to multiple ICC Members to stop their retired cricketers from featuring in KPL, further threatening they will not be allowed entry into India for cricket-related work,”PCB said.
“Such conduct from the BCCI is completely unacceptable, against the preamble of the Spirit of Cricket and sets a dangerous precedence, which can neither be tolerated nor ignored,
“The PCB will raise this matter at the appropriate ICC forum and also reserves the right to take any further action that is available to us within the ICC charter,” PCB statement completed.
It must be noted here that KPL is all set to start from August 6 in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir featuring six teams. Former England players including Monty Panesar, Matt Prior, Phil Mustard, and Owais Shah, and Ex-South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs withdrew from the event due to Indian pressure. Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan announced to play the league despite all pressure by Indians.