England players have refused to play the Kashmir Premier League (KPL 2021) after being threatened by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) or probably the non-cricketing Indian administrations.
Four players, including Monty Panesar, Owais Shah, Matt Prior, and Phil Mustard, have withdrawn themselves due to Indian pressure.
Reportedly, the BCCI announced concerning England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to suspend its players from playing in the Indian realm if they send their players to Pakistan for the inaugural release of the KPL.
English players refrain to play KPL 2021 after being threatened by India
KPL, taking notice, decided not to include any foreign player in the contest and commence with only the local, Kashmiri talent.
As a consequence, Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan and South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs were informed not to voyage the cricket-loving nation. Dilshan, however, has promised to play during whatever the circumstances are.
Arshad Khan Tanoli, the owner of the Muzaffarabad Tigers informed Dilshan’s presence amidst all the odds.
It is pertinent to mention that KPL has once again opened up a list of local players to choose from for KPL 2021 to replace the foreigners. The tournament is set to run in Muzaffarabad between 6th to 16th August.
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