The Board of Control for Cricket in India better known as the BCCI filed a plea with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to not officially recognize the Kashmir Premier League that is scheduled to start from August 6.
However, despite continuous protests by the BCCI, the ICC does not hold the right to cancel any league as the rights of the domestic league stay with the board of cricket of that particular country.
BCCI also stated that all the players who will participate in the Kashmir Premier League will be banned from all tournaments that the BCCI conducts in the future including the IPL.
The dispute has created a buzz in international cricket with the BCCI using all of its power to try and prevent the league from being conducted. Contacting the ICC was the last option for the BCCI, that plea as well has been reportedly rejected as the jurisdiction of domestic leagues stays with the country.
Ahead of the plea, the Pakistan Cricket Board stated that “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.”
Herschelle Gibbs has been reportedly ‘threatened’ that he will not be allowed to enter India for cricket related work if he goes ahead with the Kashmir Premier League and former cricketer Monty Panesar also withdrew from KPL.