PCB-BCCI on Warpath: Pakistan Cricket Board hits out at BCCI after Harshelle Gibbs’ revelation – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hit out at the Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI for interfering and threatening and restricting foreign players from taking part in the Kashmir Premier League. It comes after former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs revealed that BCCI had asked him and other foreign cricketers to withdraw from the tournament.
“Pakistan Cricket Board has expressed its displeasure over reports that the Board of Control for Cricket in India has called multiple ICC Members and forced them to withdraw their retired cricketers from the Kashmir Premier League. The PCB believes the BCCI has once again breached international norms and the spirit of the gentleman’s game by interfering in internal affairs of the ICC Members as the KPL has been approved by the PCB,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement.
PCB-BCCI on Warpath: On Saturday, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif also hit out at the BCCI, saying the Sourav Ganguly-led board has warned other cricket boards from allowing players to take part in the Kashmir Premier League. If they do so, they will be banned from entering India for any cricket affairs. That means, they will not be able to be associated with any IPL franchise or for commentary stints.
PCB-BCCI on Warpath: The Pakistan Cricket Board statement:
“The PCB considers that the BCCI has brought the game into disrepute by issuing warnings to multiple ICC Members to stop their retired cricketers from featuring in the Kashmir Premier League, further threatening they will not be allowed entry into India for cricket-related work.
“Such conduct from the BCCI is completely unacceptable, against the preamble of the Spirit of Cricket and sets a dangerous precedence, which can neither be tolerated nor ignored.
“The PCB will 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.”