KPL 2021: Herschelle Gibbs Slams BCCI for Threatening Him Over Playing Kashmir Premier League
The Kashmir Premier League is starting in Pakistan’s Kashmir with the participation of six teams. Cricketers from different countries are taking part in the tournament, which will be held for the first time from August 8 (Friday). However, there are allegations that foreign cricketers taking part in the tournament are being threatened by the Indian Cricket Board. Herschelle Gibbs Slams BCCI for Threatening Him Over Playing in KPL 2021. Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif and South African star Herschelle Gibbs have made the allegations.
The former six-star cricketer will play in six teams in the Kashmir Premier League. They are former Sri Lankan captain Tillakaratne Dilshan, former South African star batsman Herschelle Gibbs, England’s Matt Prior, Monty Panel, Phil Mustard, and Wise Shah.
However, Herschel Gibbs alleged that he had received threats from the BCCI not to play in the Kashmir League. He also termed the Indian threat as unnecessary and ridiculous.
Gibbs wrote on his personal Twitter account, “It is completely unnecessary to try to drag me out of a political issue with Pakistan and prevent me from playing in the KPL. They also threatened me that if I played in the KPL, I would not be allowed to enter India and work in cricket. It’s ridiculous! ‘
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has also spoken out. Frustrated with the BCCI’s behavior, Latif wrote, “The BCCI is threatening various cricket boards that if they allow former cricketers to play in Kashmir, they will not be allowed to enter India.” Gibbs, Dilshan, Panesar, and many others will play in the Kashmir league.
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