BCCI asked all cricket boards not to send players to KPL: Monty Panesar

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LONDON: After South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs, former English cricketer Monty Panesar also exposed the real face of India.

A video statement released by Monte Panesar said that the BCCI had asked all cricket boards not to send players to the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).

“The English board has told me that if you play in the KPL, you will not get an Indian visa. If you are part of the KPL, you will not be part of any cricket event in India,” he said.

The former English spinner said that after the BCCI threat he was seeing hurdles in his commentary career. It has become difficult for me to play in KPL now, he added.

Meanwhile, the schedule of Kashmir Premier League (KPL) has been announced on Monday.

The opening match of KPL will be played between Rawlakot Hawks and Mirpur Royals on August 6 and the match between Bagh Stallions and Kotli Lions will be played on August 7.

The KPL qualifier match will be played on August 14, while the Eliminator One match will be played on August 15 and the second eliminator on August 16.

12 of the 19 matches in the Kashmir Premier League will be day and night and the final of the tournament will be played on August 17.

Earlier, India had tried to prevent Herschelle Gibbs, the  former South Africa batsman from playing in upcoming Kashmir Premier League (KPL) starting from August 6.

Taking to Twitter, Gibbs accused that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had tried to prevent” him from playing the Kashmir Premier League.

The South African batsman had said that it was completely unnecessary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation.