Kashmir Premier League or KPL has been in the news for various reasons during the last few days and so, here is a look at some of the latest developments with regard to the much awaited event.
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Schedule For The Kashmir Premier League Announced
The management of KPL has announced the schedule for the tournament and here is how it looks like.
August 6: Mirpur Royals vs Rawlakot Hawks
August 7: Bagh Stallions vs Kotli Lions
August 7: Overseas Warriors vs Muzaffarabad Tigers
August 8: Mirpur Royals vs Bagh Stallions
August 8: Rawlakot Hawks vs Kotli Lions
August 9: Overseas Warriors vs Mirpur Royals
August 9: Rawlakot Hawks vs Muzaffarabad Tigers
August 10: Muzaffarabad Tigers vs Kotli Lions
August 10: Bagh Stallions vs Overseas Warriors
August 11: Rawlakot Hawks vs Bagh Stallions
August 11: Kotli Lions vs Mirpur Royals
August 12: Bagh Stallions vs Muzaffarabad Tigers
August 12: Rawlakot Hawks vs Overseas Warriors
August 13: Overseas Warriors vs Kotli Lions
August 13: Muzaffarabad Tigers vs Mirpur Royals
August 14: Qualifier (Team 1 vs Team 2)
August 15: Eliminator 1 (Team 3 vs Team 4)
August 16: Eliminator 2 (Loser of Qualifier vs winner of Eliminator 1)
August 17: Final (Winner of Qualifier vs Winner of Eliminator 2)
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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) through a letter had urged the ICC not to recognize the event however, the game’s supreme body has reportedly refused the request while explaining that the tournament was not under its jurisdiction. Earlier, South African cricketer, Herschelle Gibbs had revealed that the BCCI had been threatening him from participating in the event.
The entire episode then has left BCCI humiliated at the international level and has allowed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) a strong morale standing. While expressing dismay at BCCI’s behavior PCB had earlier stated, “The PCB considers that the BCCI has brought the game into disrepute by issuing warnings to multiple ICC Members to stop their retired cricketers from featuring in the Kashmir Premier League, further threatening they will not be allowed entry into India for cricket-related work.
“Such conduct from the BCCI is completely unacceptable, against the preamble of the Spirit of Cricket and sets a dangerous precedence, which can neither be tolerated nor ignored.”