BCCI threatening foreign players from joining Kashmir Premier League, claims Rashid Latif

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Rashid Latif, a former Pakistan cricketer, claims that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued a warning to all of main cricket boards for permitting its former players to play in the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).

On August 6, 2021, the first edition of KPL will begin.

Few foreign players, such as Tillakaratne Dilshan, Herschelle Gibbs, and other England stalwarts; were among the first to be pick by the tournament’s six teams.

According to Latif, the Indian board has issued a warning to these players; stating that they will not get entry India and will forbidden from conducting any commentary or other related work in the near future.

The former wicketkeeper-batter tweet read; “The @BCCI is 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, Monty Panesar & several others have been selected in KPL.”

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On the other hand, Former South Africa opener Gibbs is looking forward to playing in the KPL. And he has criticised the BCCI for introducing a political angle.

It is common knowledge that Pakistan and India do not get along due to ongoing political tensions.

The BCCI’s warning, according to Gibbs, was superfluous.

“Completely unnecessary of the @BCCI to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation and trying to prevent me from playing in the KPL. Also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket-related work. Ludicrous,” Gibbs tweeted.

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