Earlier in the day, Herschelle Gibbs had claimed that BCCI is threatening him over taking part in the Kashmir Premier League.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has slammed the South Africa batter Herschelle Gibbs and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on the matter of talks about the Kashmir Premier League. The Board has asserted that it is well within the frame of rules to make the right decisions on the things related to the cricketing ecosystems in India. This reply has come from the board after the Proteas batter had put allegations on the BCCI for not allowing him to play in the KPL.
Earlier in the day, Herschelle Gibbs had claimed that BCCI is threatening him for taking part in the KPL. He took it to Twitter to express his thoughts on the same. A BCCI official thus opened up about this stating that there is no certainty about the statement being true and that the Board has only the rights to take the calls on cricket in India. The official also added that the PCB seems to be confused about the matter and that it is completely an internal matter of the BCCI.
“PCB is coming across as confused. Just the way the decision to not allow players of Pakistani origin to participate in the IPL cannot be construed as interfering in the internal affairs of an ICC member, the decision, if any, to allow or disallow anyone from participating in any manner with cricket within India is purely an internal matter of the BCCI.” the BCCI official told reporters on July 31.
They should allow cricket to entertain rather than their decision making: BCCI official
After Gibbs’s statement, the Pakistan Board issued a statement on this matter. In the statement, the board pointed that the BCCI has breached the international norms and the spirit of the gentle men’s game by interfering in the internal affairs of the ICC Members and that the PCB had approved the KPL. The official of the BCCI thus stated that the PCB can very well approach the ICC about the issue and doubted the Board’s reading of this matter.
“The PCB would do well to peruse the ICC’s classification of official cricket. In the eventuality that a retired player is participating as a player in a tournament, it would not quite be official cricket and any permission granted would be moot. I am not really sure how they are reading this to mean what they are intending it to mean, but then the PCB’s positioning is always bemusing. They should allow cricket to entertain rather than their decision making,” said the official