Obstacles in Kashmir League, Pakistan will Take Action Against India

The Kashmir Premier League (KPL), the first cricket tournament in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, starts on Friday (August 6th). Six foreign cricketers from England, South Africa, and Sri Lanka were to play. But the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is blocking it.

Meanwhile, the BCCI has threatened the England and South African cricket boards not to allow their players to enter the KPL. That is why now those foreigners have to fill the place with local players.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is taking a good look at such activities of the BCCI. Saf said they would take appropriate action against India. In an official statement on Saturday, the PCB clarified its position on the issue.

"The PCB feels that the BCCI has tarnished the image of the game by forcing various cricket boards to detain their retired players and threatening not to allow them to enter India for any subsequent cricket-related work," the statement said.

‘Such actions by the BCCI are unacceptable and against the spirit of cricket. Which is setting horrible examples for the future. Which there is no chance of ignoring or ignoring. The PCB will take up the matter in the ICC forum and take further action as per the rules.

The six players registered for the KPL 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. The six foreign cricketers will play in six teams of the tournament.

However, Muzaffarabad Tigers owner Arshad Khan Tanoli said that their team's Sri Lankan star Tillakaratne Dilshan will play in the entire tournament. With this decision, Dilshan has slapped BCCI and India, said Tanoli.

The six KPL teams are Overseas Warriors, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Rawalkot Hawks, Bagh Stallions, Mirpur Royals, and Kotli Lions. The captains of these six teams are Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, and Kamran Akmal respectively.

Each team will have five Kashmiri players. In December 2020, Shahriar Khan, chairman of the Parliamentary Special Committee on Kashmir, announced the KPL. Azad Kashmir President Masood Khan has been made the chief patron of the KPL.

Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram is the founding vice-president of the league and star all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the goodwill ambassador. All the matches of the tournament will be played at the 18,000-capacity Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium.

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