BCCI has appealed to ICC urging that the Kashmir Premier League not be permitted.
BCCI has appealed to ICC:
According to ESPNCricinfo, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally requested that the International Cricket Council (ICC) not recognize the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) in a letter.
In its letter to the ICC, the BCCI stated that Kashmir is a disputed region, and so no matches in such territories should be approved by the ICC. The ICC, on the other hand, has no laws or regulations prohibiting matches in disputed territories. It should be remembered that India has previously played two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in Srinagar, which is located in Indian-occupied Kashmir and is a disputed area.
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Furthermore, domestic leagues such as the KPL must be approved by the country’s authority, which in this case is the PCB. Clause 2.1.3 of the ICC’s event authorization regulation says unequivocally that each national cricket federation has the unique and exclusive jurisdiction to approve the staging of domestic matches within its territory. PCB has already approved
KPL, which is set to take place in Muzaffarabad from August 6 to 16, 2021.
According to KPL President Arif Malik, the ICC turned down BCCI’s proposal.
“The ICC informed the BCCI that the KPL is an internal matter of Pakistan Cricket. After the ICC response, the entire world is mocking India,” Malik added.
On Saturday, the PCB voiced its concern with news that the BCCI had summoned a number of ICC Members and compelled them to remove their former cricketers from the Kashmir Premier League.
“The PCB will raise this concern at the appropriate ICC forum and reserves the right to take any further measures available to us under the ICC charter,” the PCB stated in a statement.
Earlier on Friday, former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs criticized the BCCI for attempting to prevent him from competing in the KPL.
“It was completely unnecessary for the @BCCI to introduce their political agenda with Pakistan into the situation and try to block me from playing in the KPL. They’re also threatening me, claiming they won’t let me into India for any cricket-related job. “Ludicrous,” Gibbs wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Monty Panesar, a former England spinner, has decided to withdraw from the KPL after apparently getting warnings from the BCCI that if he competes in the league, he will be denied access to India for cricket-related work in the future.
“I have decided not to compete in the KPL due to political tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir issues.” I don’t want to be in the middle of this; it would make me uneasy,” Panesar tweeted.