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BCCI threatens; Herschel Gibbs with Revelation!


  • Gibbs alleges BCCI intimidation
  • Gibbs and Dilshan to play in Kashmir Premier League
  • The six-team tournament kicks off on August 6

New Delhi: Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has filed a defamation suit against the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Gibbs alleges that the BCCI is threatening him not to play in the Kashmir Premier League. The Kashmir Premier League starts on August 6 in Muzaffarabad. The tournament has the support of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Gibbs tweeted that the BCCI was interfering unnecessarily. The BCCI is playing politics. Gibbs alleged that the BCCI had threatened not to allow him to play any cricket-related job in India if he played in the KPL. Apart from Gibbs, many other famous former players are playing in the Kashmir Premier League.

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan, former Pakistan players Shahid Afiradi and Kamran Akmal, as well as current Pakistan players are also part of the tournament. Mohammad Hafeez, Shabad Khan and Shoaib Malik are playing in the tournament. Pakistan is provocatively moving ahead with the Kashmir Premier League amid the India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir.

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There are six teams in the tournament: Overseas Warriors, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Rawalpindi Hawks, Bagh Stallions, Mirpur Royals and Kotli Lions. Five players from each team are from Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Kashmir Parliamentary Special Committee Chairperson Shahriar Khan will join the KPL. Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram is one of the prominent organizers. Shahid Afridi is the brand ambassador. All matches will be played at the Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium.

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