Herschelle Gibbs reaches Azad Kashmir to join KPL

Lahore, 7th August: South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs reached Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) where he joined his team Kashmir Premier League (KPL).

According to details, the international cricketer arrived in the capital of AJK earlier Saturday morning to join his team in the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).

As per reports, Gibbs was given his number 4 jersey of the Overseas Warriors by the team owner.

BCCI shows stubbornness towards Herschelle Gibbs issue

Overseas Warriors posted a video on their official Twitter account:

It is to be recalled that Herschelle Gibbs‘ participation in the League is of great significance as the player ignored the threats by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). According to reports, he agreed to participate in the inaugural season of the KPL being played at the Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium.

Earlier there were reports that the BCCI had threatened former international cricketers against playing in the KPL and had warned them that doors for Indian cricket will be closed for them if they go to Pakistan.

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However, former English cricketers Monty Panesar and Herschelle Gibbs publicly exposed the Indian cricket board and its moves to damage the KPL.

On the other hand, the six foreign players who have excused themselves from participating in the KPL, are Matt Prior, Phil Mustard, Owais Shah, Tenu Best and Monty Panesar.

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Sources have also said that the BCCI officials contacted the English and African cricket boards and threatened to ban their players from entering India if they participated in the KPL.

Following this, the South African cricketer took to Twitter and slammed the BCCI for stopping him.

Earlier, Gibbs had tweeted against BCCI for threatening him to participate in the Kashmir Premier League.

According to reports, the BCCI had also approached the International Cricket Council (ICC) against the Kashmir league and asked it to not recognize the tournament.

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It is noteworthy that the KPL is a T20 format cricketing event that aims at promoting the importance of Kashmir and its talent at the global level. the mega event is sanctioned by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Six teams that are participating in the tournament are, the Bagh Stallions, Mirpur Royals, Overseas Warriors, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Rawlakot Hawks and Kotli Lions.

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