ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Parliamentary Board on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi on Saturday criticised the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for supposedly trying to stop global cricketers from taking part in the Kashmir Premier Organization (KPL).
Speaking at an interview, Mr Afridi advised the International Cricket Council to pay attention to the tactics used by the BCCI to onward “India’s political and hegemonic stories”.
Referring to accusations levelled by South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs that BCCI had intimidated him in a proposal to stop him from playing in the competition, he asked the cricket-playing nations and also nationwide cricket boards to irritate India’s vicious styles and also hold aloft the flag of international sports.
Says Indian cricket board intimidating foreign players in an attempt to stop them from taking part in KPL
Flanked by KPL president Arif Malik as well as its CEO Chaudhry Shehzad, Mr Afridi said India must not be permitted to politicise the competition because cricket is a gentleman’s video game.
He claimed the Indians were trying to mislead the foreign gamers by claiming their safety and security would be at risk if they took part in the KPL. Yet all the gamers should know that the KPL administration would certainly provide state-level safety and security to the participating teams and also gamers.
The chief of the Kashmir committee claimed Pakistan would certainly maintain working to make sure that the Kashmiri young people obtained their fundamental legal rights and that their skill and also society were highlighted appropriately. The KPL was a totally business endeavor, so India should not politicise it.
Mr Afridi said the KPL as well as the Kashmiri young people would both rise and shine as well as India could not stifle Kashmiris.
The KPL would aid advertise tourism in Azad Kashmir and also highlights the region’s society, he stated. He likewise applauded the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and also its chairman and CEO for completely backing the KPL.
KPL president Malik said the difficulties place in the means of the event’s organisers were not restricted to foreign players; rather the Indians had gone to the extent of intimidating even the analysts as well as the broadcasters.
He stated the KPL would be a tournament with international standards and a stadium was being overhauled and also developed into an advanced facility for the purpose.
The Kashmir Premier Organization T20 for 2021 is the first edition of KPL. Of the 6 interplay in the inaugural season, 5 groups are from Azad Kashmir while the 6th one is from outside the area.
The league is the second T20 competitors set up by the PCB after the Pakistan Super Organization. Wasim Akram is the vice head of state of KPL.