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Herschelle Gibbs accuses BCCI for threatening him over Kashmir Premier League

KPL is set to begin on August 6, with the final being played on August 16.

Herschelle Gibbs
Herschelle Gibbs ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has accused the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of threatening him for participating in the Kashmir Premier League (KPL). The veteran took to Twitter and made these shocking revelations. Gibbs said BCCI is trying to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation. The former skipper also revealed that the person intimidating him is none other than BCCI secretary Jay Shah, as mentioned by Sportskeeda.

“Completely unnecessary of the BCCI to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation and trying to prevent me playing in the KPL,” the Proteas great said. “[They are] also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous.”

The shocking revelation came a day after former Pakistan wicket-keeper Rashid Latif accused BCCI of warning other cricket boards of serious consequences if their former players took part in the KPL.

“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.”

The controversial KPL is conceived by a Pakistani politician called Shehryar Khan Afridi. The tournament is set to begin on August 6, with the final being played on August 16. The tournament will see six teams – Overseas Warriors, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Rawalakot Hawks, Bagh Stallions, Mirpur Royals and Kotli Lions competing for the title. The tournament, just like the PSL, will feature a mix of Pakistan’s domestic and international talent. The matches will be played in Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium.

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