The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) has turned down the Board of Management for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) request to not recognise the Kashmir Premier League (KPL), explaining that non-international cricket occasions don’t fall below its jurisdiction.
The BCCI and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have exchanged phrases the previous week after it emerged that Indian officers had been attempting to stop abroad gamers from collaborating in KPL 2021.
After the PCB stated it could elevate the matter with the ICC, the BCCI, in line with ESPNcricinfo, wrote to the worldwide governing physique to unrecognise the league.
As per ESPNcricinfo, the BCCI’s letter had centered on “the status of Kashmir as [a] disputed territory — and whether matches can be played in such territories — and its central place in the long-running dispute between the two countries.”
When approached by Daybreak.com to touch upon the request made by the BCCI in its letter, an ICC spokesperson answered: “Non-international cricket is not our jurisdiction so it is not something we can be involved in.”
The cricketing authorities from each the edges have been buying and selling barbs since former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs accused the BCCI of making an attempt to stop him from collaborating within the KPL and threatening him with denying his entry in India if he participated.
“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 nice stated. “[They are] also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket-related work. Ludicrous,” he tweeted.
Reacting to the event, the PCB had issued a press release, saying it could “raise this matter at the appropriate ICC forum and also reserves the right to take any further action that is available to us within the ICC charter”.
The BCCI responded to Gibbs’ allegations and the PCB, saying that the Indian board was “well within its rights” to do something in the very best curiosity of its cricketing ecosystem.
It later emerged on Monday that former England spinner Monty Panesar had pulled out of the KPL, saying that the BCCI had “advised” him that if he performed within the occasion, the “consequences” of his choice might embody not being granted a visa to India sooner or later and never being allowed to work within the nation.
The Kashmir Premier League T20 2021 is the primary version of the KPL. Of the six groups taking part in within the inaugural season, 5 groups are from Azad Kashmir whereas the sixth one is from outdoors the area.
The league is the second T20 competitors organized by the PCB after the Pakistan Super League and is about to play from August 6-17 in Muzaffarabad.