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Pakistan Kashmir Premier League – Monty Panesar Pulls out his name from Azad Kashmir Premier League

What is the controversy of the Pakistan Kashmir Premier League?

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Pakistan Kashmir Premier League – Anxiety between Pakistan and India is high as New Delhi has unilaterally changed the semi-autonomous status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Which is divided between Pakistan and India but wholly claimed by both.

Pakistan has since cut diplomatic ties with India. They are saying there would be no peace talks with India until the 2019 move. Under which New Delhi split the Indian-administered part of Muslim-majority Kashmir into two union territories. The division – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh – has been reversed by the Government of India.

Pakistan also wants the Kashmiri people to be given the right to self-determination under a 1948 United Nations resolution. That called for a plebiscite on whether Kashmiris wanted to merge with Pakistan or India.

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Gibbs said in a tweet that it was “unnecessary” by the Board of Control for Cricket in India to bring their political agenda into the equation with Pakistan and try to stop me from playing in the KPL. Also threatened me and said that they will not allow me to enter India for any cricket-related work. Stupid.”

Monty Panesar Withdraw his name from KPL

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Several former England internationals Cricket Players – Monty Panesar, Matt Prior, Phil Mustard, and Owais Shah – have pulled out of the KPL. The Pakistan Cricket Board said that the BCCI has “once again violated the spirit of the gentleman’s game. They said that BBCI  interfering in the international norms and internal affairs of ICC members as the KPL has been approved by the PCB.”

The PCB said that it would take up the matter at the appropriate forum of the International Cricket Council. According to KPL’s media manager Saqib Abbasi, four players from England and one each from South Africa and Sri Lanka have refused to play in the KPL under pressure from the BCCI. The government of Pakistan also reacted strongly to BCCI for politicizing cricket.

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Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry tweeted that, “It is unfortunate and regrettable to deny young Kashmiri players the opportunity to share the dressing room with the big names in cricket,”. The BCCI did not immediately respond to The Associated Press when asked for comment. The future of Muslim-majority Kashmir remained unresolved at the end of British colonial rule in 1947. When the Indian subcontinent was divided into predominantly Hindu India and predominantly Muslim Pakistan. India has an estimated 700,000 troops in its part of Kashmir, who have been fighting about a dozen insurgent groups since 1989.

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In many areas, the area has the appearance of an occupied country, with soldiers in full combat gear patrolling the streets and searching civilians. The conflict has killed more than 68,000 people, most of them civilians. Since independence, both countries have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir.

 

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