Kashmir Premier League has not started yet, but controversy about it is deepening. The controversy stems from a tweet by former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs. Where did he write that the BCCI refused to play in the league, saying that if I did this I would not be allowed in India. In this regard, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has also made serious allegations against the BCCI, claiming that the BCCI is violating international rules and jeopardizing the spirit of Gentleman’s Game Cricket. Former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi is also involved in the controversy. He tweeted against the BCCI by tweeting.
Afridi tweeted, “It is really disappointing that BCCI is once again mixing cricket and politics. KPL is a league for cricket fans in Kashmir, Pakistan and around the world.
It is indeed disappointing that BCCI is once again mixing cricket and politics! KPL is a league for cricket fans in Kashmir, Pakistan and around the world. We are performing spectacularly and will not prevent such behavior !! https://t.co/J9XcbEeUF6
– Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 31, 2021
On July 31, the BCCI issued a formal reply to the PCB in a statement. The BCCI has said that Pakistan-based players are not allowed to participate in the IPL and cannot be interfered with the internal affairs of the ICC members. India is totally the internal subject of BCCI.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Premier League operations director Taimur Khan has confirmed that the league will be played on its own schedule. The league will be held from August 6 to 17 in Muzaffarabad. Six teams will participate in the league.