BCCI urges ICC not to recognize KPL

New Delhi, August 01 (KMS): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) not to give formal recognition to the upcoming Kashmir Premier League (KPL 2021) which is being organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in Azad Kashmir.

Relations between the two boards generally follow on from the political atmosphere between the two nations. The two sides have not played each other in a bilateral series since 2012-13 or a Test match since 2007-08, though they do face off regularly in ICC events.

South African player Herschelle Gibbs had recently tweeted that BCCI had tried to prevent him from playing in the Kashmir Premier League as he allegedly received communication from the Indian board that if he participates in the KPL, he won’t be allowed to do any cricket related work in India.