ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has strongly condemned India’s politicization of cricket after Indian officers warned worldwide gamers to not take part within the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
The event comes after former South African participant Herschelle Gibbs has accused the Indian officers of bringing their political agenda with Pakistan as BCCI has threatened him of denying him entry within the second most populated state if he participates within the 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,” he wrote in a tweet including that “they are also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous.”
Utterly pointless of the @BCCI to deliver their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation and attempting to forestall me taking part in within the @kpl_20 . Additionally threatening me saying they received’t permit me entry into India for any cricket associated work. Ludicrous ?
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) July 31, 2021
Following the tweet of Abroad Warriors member, Overseas Workplace Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri shared a tweet on India’s politicization of cricket.
Chaudhry wrote, “India’s politicization of cricket cannot be condemned enough. Depriving young Kashmiri players of the opportunity to share a dressing room with big names in cricket is unfortunate and regrettable”.
India’s politicisation of Cricket can’t be condemned sufficient. Depriving younger Kashmiri gamers of the chance to share dressing room with large names in ? is unlucky and regrettable.@hershybru @kpl_20 https://t.co/uOgRuMXqln
— Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri (@Zhchaudhri) July 31, 2021
The assertion of South African cricketer comes a day after former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif slammed Indian authorities for warning boards. In a current tweet, Rashid mentioned the “BCCI was warning cricket boards that if their former gamers took half in Kashmir Premier League, they received’t be allowed entry in India or allowed to work in Indian cricket at any degree or in any capability.”
In the intervening time, the first-ever version of the Kashmir Premier League is scheduled to start from August 6 and it includes 5 franchises representing cities of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, whereas a sixth franchise named Abroad Warriors is reserved for abroad Kashmiris.