Karachi: Former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has claimed that the BCCI is threatening him and doing everything possible to prevent him from playing Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
Yesterday it was reported that BCCI have threatened cricket boards to not send their players to Kashmir as they will be suspending their players from playing in their country.
Gibbs, the current head coach of Karachi Kings, said that India is dragging their agenda with Pakistan into the cricket.
“Completely unnecessary of the BCCI to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation and trying to prevent me playing in the KPL. Also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous,” he tweeted.
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 saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous 🙄
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) July 31, 2021
It must be noted that four players including Monty Panesar, Matt Prior, Phil Mustard, and Owais Shah have withdrawn from KPL due to Indian pressure.
KPL management took notice of this and decided to not include any foreign player but Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan have decided to play despite all odds and represent Muzaffarabad Tigers in KPL.
In this regard, KPL have opened up a list of local players once again and they will replace all foreigners. KPL is scheduled from August 6 to 16 in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir.