Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal. (Photo: Twitter)

The Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal expressed his views on the players of Kashmir Premier League facing threats from BCCI and stated that sport should unite the countries. Kashmir which has been divided into two provinces now was about to conduct their own premier league tournament which wasn’t particularly welcomed by BCCI.

The BCCI mentioned that the players who take part in the Kashmir Premier League will not be able to have any connections with the BCCI post that. The big names were likely to take part in the league but now it has become a concern for the players. The BCCI has also stated to the Pakistan Cricket Board to have the right to take their own decision on how cricket should go inside India.

Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal. Image-Twitter

“When It Comes To Sports, One Country Should Support The Other” – Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal noted the difficulties in organizing the Kashmir Premier League in Muzaffarabad so far and he notified about the players withdrawing from the tournament post threats from BCCI. He reckoned that Sports should be the connecting barrier between the two nations and added about the support from nations being a big factor while conducting a tournament.

“It was not easy to organize KPL at such a scale in Muzaffarabad. There were a lot of difficulties and hurdles faced. You would have read how players were stopped from coming here. According to me, when it comes to sports, one country should support the other and not create hurdles. That is not good at all. Sports is something that unites.” Kamran Akmal told on his Youtube Channel

Kashmir Premier League hosted by PCB. Photo- Twitter
Kashmir Premier League hosted by PCB. Photo- Twitter

Monty Panesar Opts Out Of KPL Citing Political Issues

Former England spinner Monty Panesar who was expected to take part in the Kashmir Premier League has pulled out of the tournament citing the political issues going on between India and Pakistan. He tweeted on Twitter that he would feel uncomfortable playing in the tournament with the issues going on and hence, has opted out.

“I have decided not to participate in the KPL because of the political tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir issues. I don’t want to be in the middle of this, it would make me feel uncomfortable. #KPL2021 #Kashmir #india #Cricket #Pakistan #ENGvIND #TheHundred.” Monty Panesar Tweeted

Monty Panesar
Monty Panesar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Herschelle Gibbs claimed to have been threatened by the BCCI too and this wasn’t the ideal start for the Kashmir Premier League.