Kashmir Premier League | Pakistan Cricket Board BCCI writes to ICC Says not to recognize Kashmir Premier League
- Kashmir Premier League to start from August 6
- Pakistan Board is organizing it
- BCCI has written a letter to the ICC
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly written to the International Cricket Council (ICC) urging it not to recognize Pakistan’s controversial Kashmir Premier League (KPL). The Kashmir Premier League is to be held in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is organizing this domestic tournament.
As per the ESPN Cricinfo report, the BCCI complaint focused on the disputed territory situation in Kashmir. India and Pakistan have been face to face for a long time over Kashmir, due to which there have been wars between the two countries. Political tensions between the two countries have also affected cricketing relations between the arch rivals.
India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series against each other since 2012-13. BCCI has asked the ICC whether the league can be played in a disputed area like Kashmir? The Kashmir Premier League is a six-team tournament, which will start from August 6. All the matches of the league will be played at the Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium in PoK.
Earlier, former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs had accused the BCCI of “threatening” him and trying to stop him from playing in the Kashmir Premier League. After Gibbs’ allegations, the PCB had expressed displeasure with the BCCI. The PCB had alleged that the BCCI was pressurizing other cricket boards to stop their players from joining the KPL.
At the same time, reacting to the statement of the PCB, a BCCI official said that the Pakistan Board is in a dilemma and it should understand that the Indian Board has full authority to take decisions regarding cricket in India.
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