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Herschelle Gibbs claims BCCI threatening him over Kashmir Premier League

By BetBarter Staff

July 31, 2021

Former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has made some shocking revelations about the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). According to Gibbs, BCCI has threatened him over his participation in the Kashmir Premier League(KPL). The destructive batsman said that BCCI is trying to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation. Gibbs revealed that BCCI secretary Jay Shah is the one who is pressuring him to withdraw his name from the KPL, as per Sportskeeda.

“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,” the Proteas great said. “[They are] also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous.”

Gibbs accusations came just a day after former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif accused BCCI for intimidating other cricket boards over the participation of their former players in the controversial league.

“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 inaugural season of the KPL will be played between August 6-16. The T20 extravaganza will see six teams -  Overseas Warriors, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Rawalakot Hawks, Bagh Stallions, Mirpur Royals and Kotli Lions, battling for the title. Just like the IPL, PSL and other T20 leagues, the tournament will allow the participation of the overseas players. All matches of the tournament will be played in Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium.