Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs, speaking publicly for the first time about his last year’s claim of the BCCI threatening him over playing in Kashmir Premier League, said that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah sent him a message saying if he went to Kashmir, he would not be allowed to work in India.
Talking about the last year’s incident at the KPL’s inauguration event this year, Gibbs said: “It’s funny because I got the message from Graeme Smith, the director of cricket himself that he got the message from Jay Shah two weeks before I came to Kashmir. He said that if I go to Kashmir, I will not be allowed to work in India.”
“Then I approached Sourav and said this is the story, you guys are making it political, I am not the one making it political. I told Sourav it’s unfair and he agreed it’s political,” Gibbs went on to add.
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This comes a year after Gibbs accused the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its secretary Jay Shah of threatening him over his participation in upcoming Kashmir Premier League (KPL) in Pakistan.
Gibbs, taking to Twitter, had written: “Completely unnecessary of the @BCCI to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation and trying to prevent me playing in the @kpl_20 . Also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous ”
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