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Former South Africa opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs. (Getty Images)
Former South Africa opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs. (Getty Images)
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It’s Sad When Politics Get Involved In Sports: Herschelle Gibbs On BCCI’s Interference Over KPL

Herschelle Gibbs, South Africa’s former legendary batsman in an interview with Cricket Pakistan, termed the threats meted out to him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over his participation in the inaugural edition of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) as ‘sad and disappointing.

The 47-year-old expressed his belief that politics should be kept firmly away from the sport and that he would always go wherever cricket was being played in the world.

Herschelle Gibbs have made some serious allegations on BCCI.
Herschelle Gibbs has made some serious allegations on BCCI.

 

Herschelle Gibbs Found It Bizarre That The BCCI Interfered Suddenly And Said It’s Sad When Politics Get Involved In Sports

Herschelle Gibbs plans to play for the Overseas Warriors in the six-team Kashmir Premier League, which runs from August 6-17 and includes several retired international cricketers and Pakistan stalwarts.

“No, there is no pressure on me whatsoever. I have been traveling for so many years to all cricket-playing countries without interference from the BCCI. I found it very strange and bizarre that they wanted to interfere with my business all of a sudden when I was coming to the Kashmir Premier League.”

“For me, it is no politics. I just go where there is cricket being played. Kashmir is another place where they are playing cricket and that is the way I look at it. That is why I find it bizarre that the BCCI interfered all of a sudden and wanted to prevent me from coming here,” Gibbs said.

Herschelle Gibbs, one of the accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, has signed up to play for KPL franchise Overseas Warriors. (AP File Photo)
Herschelle Gibbs, one of the accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, has signed up to play for KPL franchise Overseas Warriors. (AP File Photo)

“It was a little sad in a lot of ways because I have worked lots of times in India and have a lot of friends there. For them to want to step in and interfere and prevent me from coming here and threaten me by saying that I would be denied entry in India is sad and disappointing. I have never liked politics in sports. There is a lot of politics back home in South Africa cricket too. It’s really sad when politics get involved in sports,” he added.

Herschelle Gibbs, one of the accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, has signed up to play for KPL franchise Overseas Warriors. The tournament is likely to see six teams- Overseas Warriors, Rawalakot Hawks, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Bagh Stallions, Kotli Lions, and Mirpur Royals. Players like Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Herschelle Gibbs, and Kamran Akmal are expected to participate in this league.

Herschelle Gibbs: KPL Couldn’t Have Asked For A Fantastic Start In Picturesque Muzaffarabad

The former batsman praised the beauty of Muzaffarabad, where the KPL is being played while explaining that lack of practice was the reason why the fans were yet to see him in action for his side.

“It’s beautiful. It’s a wonderful opportunity to play. It’s an inaugural time for the league. It’s nice to be part of a new league for the first time. The location and the venue are fantastic. I think the games have been highly entertaining. I think the league couldn’t have asked for a better start. Entertainment is what T20 cricket is all about and it has been a fantastic start,” he said.

 

“Because it is winter back home, there hasn’t been any nets available and because of the Covid restrictions back home in South Africa, there weren’t any net facilities I could use indoors. When I arrived, I thought I could have a couple of practice sessions but there are no net facilities at the ground, unfortunately. I think it would be wrong for me to get a game at this stage. It would be unfair since I haven’t practiced. But there might be a bit of surprise on the way,” he concluded.

Herschelle Gibbs is a South African cricket coach and former cricketer, who played all formats of the game for fourteen years. A right-handed batsman who mostly opened the batting, Herschelle Gibbs became the first player to hit six consecutive sixes in one over in ODI cricket, doing so against the Netherlands in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

He held the record for the highest score in a successful run-chase (175*) in the match where Australia for the 1st time in ODIs scored above 400- 434 but was beaten by South Africa. Regarded as one of the most naturally talented cricketers South Africa has ever produced, Herschelle Gibbs was also known as an excellent fielder, like his compatriot Jonty Rhodes. 

 

Herschelle Gibbs keeps Deccan Chargers on winning track
Happy hooker: Herschelle Gibbs hit 69 off 56 balls in Durban CREDIT: Photo: AP

In April 2008, Herschelle Gibbs joined the Deccan Chargers of the Indian Premier League. His mediocre performance in the 2008 season made the Deccan Chargers’ management put him on sale. However, he came up with splendid knocks in the second season helping the Deccan Chargers go ahead with four continuous wins in their first four matches.

He also played a crucial role in the finals by scoring an unbeaten 53 (48 balls) in the final when Adam Gilchrist went out for a duck. In the 2012 version of the IPL, he was signed by the Mumbai Indians with a reported fee of US$50,000. His top score is 69* (56) v Chennai Super Kings. In 2012, he scored 66* (46) for the Mumbai Indians.

BCCI (File Photo| PTI)
BCCI (File Photo| PTI)
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ICC Replies To BCCI And Says KPL Is Not Under ICC Jurisdiction And Isn’t An International Tournament

ICC(International Cricket Council) has responded to BCCI after the latter urged the world body to not recognize Kashmir Premier League. An ICC spokesperson while talking to Pakistan’s Geo TV said: “The tournament is not under ICC’s jurisdiction as it is not an international cricket tournament.”

According to ICC rules, each national federation shall have the sole and exclusive right to sanction the staging of domestic matches within its territory. The ICC can only intervene if matches are to be held in the territory of an associate member territory.

The KPL is out of ICC jurisdiction as it is not an international tournament.
The KPL is out of ICC jurisdiction as it is not an international tournament.

ICC Replies To BCCI After BCCI Urged The Apex Board Not To Recognize Kashmir Premier League

Earlier BCCI had objected to the tournament as it will be played in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir’s Muzaffarabad which is the heart of a disputed land-a bone of contention between India and Pakistan for years.

The tournament is set to start on August 6 and will see participation from top Pakistan and overseas cricketers like Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Shadab Khan, Monty Panesar, Matt Prior, Phil Mustard, Tino Best, Tillakaratne Dilshan, and Herschelle Gibbs.

“The basis of the BCCI’s complaint seems to center around the status of Kashmir as disputed territory – and whether matches can be played in such territories – and its central place in the long-running dispute between the two countries. The status of Kashmir has been the cause of several wars between India and Pakistan from the moment India gained independence and Pakistan was created in 1947. “

Monty Panesar pulls out of Kashmir Premier League after BCCI threat following Herschelle Gibbs statement
Monty Panesar pulls out of Kashmir Premier League after BCCI threat following Herschelle Gibbs statement (Source: Twitter)

“Both countries control parts of the region but govern it separately. Political and diplomatic ties between the two countries have fluctuated over the years, and are currently going through a prolonged low,” ESPN Cricinfo stated in its report.

The tournament is likely to see six teams- Overseas Warriors, Rawalakot Hawks, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Bagh Stallions, Kotli Lions, and Mirpur Royals. Players like Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Herschelle Gibbs, Monty Panesar, and Kamran Akmal are expected to participate in this league.

Monty Panesar, former England left-arm spinner has decided to pull out of the inaugural Kashmir Premier League (KPL) owing to ‘political tensions between India and Pakistan.’

Herschelle Gibbs Criticize BCCI For Interfering And Trying To Stop Him From Playing Kashmir Premier League

Meanwhile, a number of cricketers including South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs have alleged that the Indian cricket board is doing everything to dissuade them from joining KPL.

The Pakistan Cricket Board too has lashed out at BCCI: “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. The PCB will raise this matter at the appropriate International Cricket Council forum and also reserves the right to take any further action that is available to us within the International Cricket Council charter,” read the PCB statement.

Herschelle Gibbs, former South African batsman, and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were slammed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) saying the Indian board is well within its rights to take decisions with respect to the cricketing ecosystem in the country.

Herschelle Gibbs, one of the accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, has signed up to play for KPL franchise Overseas Warriors. (AP File Photo)
Herschelle Gibbs, one of the accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, has signed up to play for KPL franchise Overseas Warriors. (AP File Photo)

This response from the BCCI comes on the same day when former Proteas’ batsman Herschelle Gibbs criticized the Indian board for allegedly stopping him to play in the Kashmir Premier League.

Herschelle Gibbs plans to play for the Overseas Warriors in the six-team Kashmir Premier League, which runs from August 6-17 and includes several retired international cricketers. Herschelle Gibbs, one of the accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, has signed up to play for KPL franchise Overseas Warriors.

BCCI has written to the ICC urging it to not recognize the Kashmir Premier League (KPL), the Pakistan domestic T20 tournament which is due to begin on August 6. The PCB expressed its unhappiness over what it considered the BCCI’s attempts to interfere in the PCB’s internal affairs.
BCCI (File Photo| PTI)
BCCI (File Photo| PTI)
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BCCI Writes To ICC Urging It Not To Recognize KPL

BCCI has written to the ICC urging it to not recognize the Kashmir Premier League (KPL), the Pakistan domestic T20 tournament which is due to begin on August 6.
The PCB expressed its unhappiness over what it considered the BCCI’s attempts to interfere in the PCB’s internal affairs. That was based on reports that the BCCI had been in touch with a number of other Full Members to try and prevent players from those countries from appearing in the league.
BCCI, ICC, PCB
BCCI, ICC, PCB

BCCI Writes To The ICC Urging Not To Recognize The Kashmir Premier League

Herschelle Gibbs, the former South Africa opener, who is expected to play in the league, said on Twitter that he had been threatened that he wouldn’t be allowed entry “into India for any cricket-related work. Ludicrous.”
But it has emerged now that the BCCI had also reached out to the ICC. The basis of the BCCI’s complaint seems to center around the status of Kashmir as a disputed territory – and whether matches can be played in such territories – and its central place in the long-running dispute between the two countries.
The status of Kashmir has been the cause of several wars between India and Pakistan from the moment India gained independence and Pakistan was created in 1947. Both countries control parts of the region but govern it separately. Political and diplomatic ties between the two countries have fluctuated over the years, and are currently going through a prolonged low.
Former South Africa opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs. (Getty Images)
Former South Africa opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs. (Getty Images)
Relations between the two boards generally follow on from the political atmosphere of the day, and this latest spat will merely exacerbate an already strained relationship. But there would appear to be little the ICC can do about this. Approval for such domestic leagues is given by the Full Member country in which the tournament is being played, and not the ICC, and the KPL has the PCB’s approval. There is also nothing in any ICC regulations about matches in disputed territories.
The KPL is a six-team franchise-model league, PCB-approved, and to be played at the Muzaffarabad cricket stadium in Pakistan-administered Kashmir from August 6. Squads were selected in a draft last month and, according to the organizers, would be captained by Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, and Shadab Khan.
The BCCI’s concern centers, however, on the foreign players signed up with the league, on the basis that international players turn the tournament into something more than just a domestic event and give it international legitimacy of sorts.

Monty Panesar Pulls Out Of KPL

Foreign players on the roster are mostly retired and include Monty Panesar, Matt Prior, Phil Mustard, Tino Best, Tillakaratne Dilshan, and Herschelle Gibbs. Through conversations with several boards, the BCCI has made it clear that these players would be considered rebels and would be treated by them as would the participants of any unrecognized league.
Monty Panesar declared that he will not be participating in Pakistan’s ‘Kashmir Premier League’ and also warned the other participating players to think about the consequences first before taking part in the Pakistan Occupied ‘Kashmir Premier League’.
Monty Panesar pulls out of Kashmir Premier League after BCCI threat following Herschelle Gibbs statement
Monty Panesar pulls out of Kashmir Premier League after BCCI threat following Herschelle Gibbs statement (Source: Twitter)

The two sides have not played each other in a bilateral series since 2012-13 or a Test match since 2007-08, though they do face off regularly in ICC events. PCB has accused the BCCI of not honoring their agreement, signed in 2014, to play bilateral series between the two nations. PCB claims that this has caused large commercial losses to them.

According to the agreement signed in 2014, India and Pakistan were scheduled to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023 with four of those to be hosted by the PCB. However, BCCI has claimed that they have no authority on the same and have to follow the Indian government orders, that have prohibited any bilateral cricket between the neighbors, following which PCB claimed losses.

Monty Panesar
Monty Panesar
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Monty Panesar Pulls Out Of KPL

Monty Panesar, former England left-arm spinner has decided to pull out of the inaugural Kashmir Premier League (KPL) owing to ‘political tensions between India and Pakistan.’

The inaugural edition of the Kashmir Premier League ran into a major controversy after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) alleged that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was interfering in the internal matters of an ICC member. The BCCI hit back saying that they are well within their rights to take decisions with respect to the cricketing ecosystem in the country.

Monty Panesar, former England left-arm spinner has pulled out of Pakistan's Kashmir Premier League. (Source: Twitter)
Monty Panesar, former England left-arm spinner has pulled out of Pakistan’s Kashmir Premier League. (Source: Twitter)

Monty Panesar Withdraws From KPL

Amid the controversy, Monty Panesar took to his official Twitter account and confirmed that he won’t be playing in the KPL.

His tweet read: “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.”

Pakistan’s attempt to use ‘gentlemen’s game’ cricket as a political tool has been backfired as England’s former spinner Monty Panesar has withdrawn his name from the upcoming PoK league. The following development comes after South Africa’s former cricketer Herschelle Gibbs accused India’s Cricket board of threatening him against participating in a sham cricket league Pakistan has planned in PoK.

Monty Panesar further elaborated on his decision to pull out of the PoK League. Monty Panesar informed that the English Cricket Board (ECB) and Professional Cricket Association (PCA) had apprised him of the consequences of participating in KPL, including, cancellation of visa to India or denial of cricketing-related work.

Earlier, former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs accused the BCCI of trying to prevent him from featuring in the KPL.

His tweet read: “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.”

Following this, the PCB released a statement, claiming the BCCI had once again breached international norms by interfering in Pakistan cricket’s internal matter.

The PCB statement read: “The PCB believes the BCCI has once again breached international norms and the spirit of the gentleman’s game by interfering in internal affairs of the ICC Members as the KPL has been approved by the PCB.”

Herschelle Gibbs, one of the accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, has signed up to play for KPL franchise Overseas Warriors. (AP File Photo)
Herschelle Gibbs, one of the accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, has signed up to play for KPL franchise Overseas Warriors. (AP File Photo)

As per a report in ESPNcricinfo, the BCCI has approached the apex board, the International Cricket Council (ICC), urging it not to recognize the KPL. The report stated that the Indian board has expressed its displeasure with the event to the ICC in writing.

Monty Panesar announced that he will not be participating in Pakistan’s sham ‘Kashmir Premier League’ and also warned the other participating players to think about the consequences first before taking part in Pakistan Occupied ‘Kashmir Premier League’.

ICC May Not Be Able To Do Much About The KPL Controversy

The BCCI is said to have based its complaint around the status of Kashmir as a disputed territory and the long-standing issue between India and Pakistan over the region. The report, however, pointed out that the ICC might not be able to do much about the KPL controversy.

Kashmir Premier League Credit: Twitter/@kpl_20
Kashmir Premier League Credit: Twitter/@kpl_20

Approval for domestic leagues like the KPL is given by the Full Member country in which the tournament is being played. The KPL has already been approved by the PCB. As for cricket matches in disputed territories, there is no such ICC regulation to deal with the matter. KPL 2021 will feature six franchises and is set to be held from August 6 to August 17.

The BCCI has informally told cricket boards across the world that anyone associated with the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) hosted in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) will be banned from participating in any cricket work on or off the pitch in India.

The controversy over Kashmir Premier League is creating a battle between the BCCI and the Pakistan Cricket Board. The PCB released a statement slamming BCCI’s alleged warning to several cricket boards against allowing their former players to take part in the tournament. The PCB said they would take up the matter with the ICC, calling BCCI’s actions against the spirit of the game.

Former South Africa opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs. (Getty Images)
Former South Africa opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs. (Getty Images)
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Herschelle Gibbs Terms It Unnecessary Of The BCCI To Stop Him From Playing In KPL But BCCI Says They Are Within Their Rights

Herschelle Gibbs, former South African batsman, and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were slammed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) saying the Indian board is well within its rights to take decisions with respect to the cricketing ecosystem in the country.

This response from the BCCI comes on the same day when former Proteas’ batsman Herschelle Gibbs criticised the Indian board for allegedly stopping him to play in the Kashmir Premier League.

Herschelle Gibbs, one of the accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, has signed up to play for KPL franchise Overseas Warriors. (AP File Photo)
Herschelle Gibbs, one of the accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, has signed up to play for KPL franchise Overseas Warriors. (AP File Photo)

Herschelle Gibbs Termed It Unnecessary Of BCCI To Bring Their Political Agenda With Pakistan But BCCI Is Within Their Rights To Take Decisions: Official

Herschelle Gibbs plans to play for the Overseas Warriors in the six-team Kashmir Premier League, which runs from August 6-17 and includes several retired international cricketers.

“While one can neither confirm nor deny the veracity of the statement made by a former player who has figured in a CBI investigation into match-fixing earlier, the PCB must understand that even if Herschelle Gibbs’ statement is assumed to be true, the BCCI would be well within their rights to take decisions with respect to the cricketing ecosystem in India.

“The fact that the Indian cricketing ecosystem is the most sought after for cricketing opportunities globally, should not be envied by the PCB,” a BCCI official said.

PCB is coming across as confused. Just the way the decision to not allow players of Pakistani origin to participate in the IPL cannot be construed as interfering in the internal affairs of an ICC member, the decision, if any, to allow or disallow anyone from participating in any manner with cricket within India is purely an internal matter of the BCCI,” the official added.

Herschelle Gibbs have made some serious allegations on BCCI.
Herschelle Gibbs has made some serious allegations on BCCI.

Herschelle Gibbs, one of the accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, has signed up to play for KPL franchise Overseas Warriors. The official also said that the PCB can take up the matter with the ICC, but in the end, everyone knows why the Pakistan board is behaving this way, and what is motivating their actions.

“They are welcome to raise the matter at the ICC and one can understand where this is coming from but the question that they need to ask themselves is whether it is on account of government interference in their working since the PM of Pakistan is officially their Patron as per their own constitution. It is time to consider whether this issue also ought to be raised at the ICC,” said the official.

Earlier on Saturday, former Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs took to Twitter to say: “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.”

After this, the PCB also issued a statement, saying: “The PCB believes the BCCI has once again breached international norms and the spirit of the gentleman’s game by interfering in internal affairs of the ICC Members as the KPL has been approved by the PCB.”

Not impressed by this statement, the BCCI official added, “The PCB would do well to peruse the ICC’s classification of official cricket. In the eventuality that a retired player is participating as a player in a tournament, it would not quite be official cricket and any permission granted would be moot. I am not really sure how they are reading this to mean what they are intending it to mean, but then the PCB‘s positioning is always bemusing. They should allow cricket to entertain rather than their decision making.”

Tensions have been high between the neighboring countries Pakistan and India since New Delhi unilaterally changed the semiautonomous status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, which is split between Pakistan and India but claimed by both in its entirety.

Pakistan has reduced diplomatic ties with India since then, vowing there will be no peace talks with India until the 2019 move under which New Delhi divided the Indian-administered part of the Muslim-majority Kashmir into two federally governed territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — is reversed by the Indian government.

Pakistan also wants Kashmiri people to be given the right to self-determination under a 1948 U.N. resolution that called for a referendum on whether Kashmiris wanted to merge with Pakistan or India.

Kashmir Premier League’s Inaugural Edition Will Be Held With 6 Teams From August 6-16

The tournament is likely to see six teams- Overseas Warriors, Rawalakot Hawks, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Bagh Stallions, Kotli Lions, and Mirpur Royals. Players like Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Herschelle Gibbs, Monty Panesar, and Kamran Akmal are expected to participate in this team.

Wasim Akram (right) and Shahid Afridi (left) Getty Images
Wasim Akram (right) and Shahid Afridi (left) Getty Images

The first KPL edition is scheduled to be held with six teams from August 6 to 16. Five of those teams will represent cities in PoK, while the sixth franchise, Overseas Warriors, is reserved for overseas Kashmiris. The tournament’s launch saw a mix of politicians and former Pakistan cricketers.

Wasim Akram is KPL’s founding vice-president, while Shahid Afridi is the league’s brand ambassador. Inzamam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, and Abdul Razzaq were present at the launch as well.

Kevin Pietersen file image | Faheem Hussain - Sportzpics
Kevin Pietersen file image | Faheem Hussain - Sportzpics
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Kevin Pietersen Tweets Batsman Should Be Awarded 12 Runs For Hitting Six More Than 100m Long

Kevin Pietersen is known for speaking his heart out on social media, and the former cricketer has offered a radical suggestion to change the rules of T20 cricket. Kevin Pietersen wants to see batsmen awarded 12 runs for hitting huge maximums, instead of the usual six.

Kevin Pietersen came up with the unconventional take on Tuesday, posting his suggestion on Twitter. The 40-year-old tweeted he wants to see a change to the rules in T20 cricket and appealed to the ICC in the process.

Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen. Image Credits: Twitter

Kevin Pietersen feels batsmen should get 12 runs for six longer than 100 meters, as a reward for smashing a huge maximum. While he wants to see the radical rule implemented across T20 cricket, he suggested the England Cricket Board could try it out in the inaugural edition of The Hundred.

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Cricket World Cup hero Eoin Morgan has been named captain of London Spirit for The Hundred (Picture: Getty)

The Hundred has already attracted attention for introducing several innovations ahead of the competition in July. From 100-ball innings to wickets being called ‘outs’, the ECB is looking at multiple ways to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for casual viewers.

Many other T20 leagues across the world have already rolled out numerous innovations to make the game more exciting. The latest edition of the Big Bash League in Australia saw them introduce three major rule changes.

In a first for a major T20 competition, the Big Bash League introduced three major rule changes this year-the Power Surge (the usual six-over powerplay split into four overs at the start of an innings and a floating block of two for the batting team to call in the second half of the innings), the Bash Boost (a bonus point for the team with the higher ten-over score) and X-factor replacements (the option to bring in a substitute player after ten overs of the match).

Heather Knight and Eoin Morgan, England’s World Cup-winning captains in 2017 and 2019 respectively, have been retained by London Spirit ahead of the Hundred’s postponed launch and will captain their respective sides.

Kevin Pietersen’s Unconventional Suggestion Responded By Fans

Many fans responded to Kevin Pietersen’s tweet and offered their two cents on how they feel about the suggestion. Some trolled Kevin Pietersen, cheekily claiming cricket should introduce other rules like giving bowlers two wickets if they manage to uproot the stumps. Others critically evaluated the proposal, pointing out how it could hand an undue advantage to power hitters in the game.

Kieron Pollard joined Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh in hitting six sixes in an international
Kieron Pollard joined Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh in hitting six sixes in an international(Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see if the idea ever sees the light of the day. Many commentators have joked in the past about how monster sixes are worth more than six runs, but it would be fascinating to see the response if the radical rule gets implemented in the future.

Chris Gayle became the first batsman in the history of T20 cricket to hit 1000 sixes. Nobody even is close to Chris Gayle’s tally of 1014 T20 sixes. Kieron Pollard is at a distant second with 717 sixes followed by Brendon McCullum’s 485 and Andre Russell’s 469. In T20Is, Martin Guptill is the maximum 6 hitter followed by Rohit Sharma, Eoin Morgan, Colin Munro, Chris Gayle, and Aaron Finch all of whom have hit more than 100 sixes.

Kieron Pollard became only the 2nd player in T20Is recently to hit 6 sixes in an over after Yuvraj Singh in the shortest format. Kieron Pollard became only the 3rd batsman after Yuvraj Singh (2007) and Herschelle Gibbs (2007) to hit 6 sixes in an over in international cricket.

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard on Thursday became only the 3rd batsman after South African Herschelle Gibbs (ODI, 2007 World Cup against the Netherlands Dann Van Bunge) and Indian Yuvraj Singh (England’s Stuart Broad, 2007 T20 World Cup) to hit 6 sixes in an over in international cricket.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard(Getty Images)
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Kieron Pollard Told Himself To Take A Chance To Smash A Six On The Last Ball Of Akila Dananjaya’s Over

Kieron Pollard became only the 2nd player in T20Is to hit 6 sixes in an over after Yuvraj Singh in the shortest format. His hammering set the way for West Indies to win the match by 4 wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the series.

The 1st T20I between West Indies and Sri Lanka saw plenty of drama. After Sri Lanka set a modest target of 132 for the hosts to chase in Antigua, off-spinner Akila Dananjaya picked up a hat-trick, dismissing the dangerous trio of Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, and Nicholas Pooran. It seemed like the visitors were on top of the game. But then the Windies captain Kieron Pollard came to bat and he changed the equation by reducing the deficit.

Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard
Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Kieron Pollard Told Himself To Take A Chance As He Felt He Could Hit 6 Sixes After Hitting 3rd Six

With Windies reeling at 62/4 after 5 overs, Kieron Pollard needed to play a captain’s innings and take his team to a win. But he went for counter-attacking tactics, as he hammered spinner Akila Dananjaya for six sixes in an over, becoming only the third player in the history of the game to do so in international cricket, only after Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh. Speaking after the end of the match, Kieron Pollard recalled what was going through his mind before the 6th ball.

“A couple of things went through my mind before the sixth ball, I thought should I go for the six or take the 30 runs in the over, he went around the wicket and bowled it onto my pads, I told myself ‘Wait Polly, take a chance’,” Kieron Pollard said.

Akila Dananjaya gestures towards spectators as he celebrates
Akila Dananjaya gestures towards spectators as he celebrates. PTI

“That’s how I have played my cricket all along, especially against the spinners. “I felt I could hit six sixes after the third one. I did it in the Super 50 as well,” he added.

He was in two minds whether to go for the jugular and get that sixth six or take a very good 30-run over. The dilemma was eased by Akila Dananjaya’s decision to go around the stumps and fire one into the big West Indian’s pads. Kieron Pollard’s eyes lit up and he comfortably cleared the square leg fence to become just the third batsman – after Yuvraj Singh and Herschelle Gibbs – to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket.

Kieron Pollard Smashed 36 Runs Off Akila Dananjaya Who Picked Hat Trick In Previous Over

Asked to chase 132, West Indies made an incredible start as opener Evin Lewis, carted Angelo Mathews for three sixes in the very first over. He and Lendl Simmons powered the home side to 48 without losing any wicket in just three overs before Akila Dananjaya made inroads by dismissing Evin Lewis, comeback man Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran. Wanindu Hasaranga then made it 62 for 4 at the end of 5 overs, giving the visiting side a sniff at causing a dramatic batting collapse.

But Kieron Pollard came next and smashed Akila Dananjaya for 36 runs to wipe up a big chunk of the deficit. Yet, there was more drama in store as Wanindu Hasaranga sent back the West Indian captain and new batsman Fabian Allen of successive deliveries to leave West Indies reeling being six down for 101 runs in the 7th over.

Chris Gayle scored 0 in return to the West Indies squad.
Chris Gayle scored 0 in return to the West Indies squad. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Kieron Pollard revealed the West Indian dugout endured a bit of a nerve-wracking time because of the position they’d slipped into. The captain also praised the experienced duo of all-rounders Jason Holder and Dwayne Bravo, who put a brake on the West Indies’ sudden slide and saw the team home.

West Indies and Sri Lanka will play the 2nd T20I on 6th March Saturday. The T20I series will conclude on 8th March while the 3 ODIs will be on 10th, 12th, and 14th March before 2 Tests on March end to early April.

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Kieron Pollard(Getty Images)
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Kieron Pollard Becomes 3rd Batsman To Hit 6 Sixes In An Over In International Cricket

Kieron Pollard recalled his thought process after hitting as many as 6 sixes in an over against Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya. Kieron Pollard became only the 2nd batsman to achieve the feat in T20I cricket after Indian southpaw Yuvraj Singh.

In the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka, West Indies emerged victorious by four wickets after successfully chasing 132. Akila Dananjaya returned with expensive figures of 3/62 despite picking hat-trick after successfully removing dangerous Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, and Nicholas Pooran.

Kieron Pollard hit 6 sixes in an over against Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya in Antigua T20I on Thursday (AFP Photo)
Kieron Pollard hit 6 sixes in an over against Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya in Antigua T20I on Thursday (AFP Photo)

Kieron Pollard Hits 6 Sixes Off Spinner Akila Dananjaya, Who Had Picked Hat Trick In Previous Over

Kieron Pollard achieved the feat of scoring sixes in each ball when he took on Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya during their incredible win over the visitors in the 1st of a 3-match T20I series at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. The West Indian captain used his power-hitting to good effect as he effortlessly hit Akila Dananjaya out of the park six times in the 6th over of West Indies’ successful chase of 132.

Kieron Pollard ensured that Akila Dananjaya's happiness was short-lived. (ICC)
Kieron Pollard ensured that Akila Dananjaya’s happiness was short-lived. (ICC)

The dashing West Indies batsman put the pressure back on Akila Dananjaya, who had his tail up after picking up a hat-trick in the previous over by removing the likes of Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, and Nicholas Pooran. In a span of just two overs, Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya went from hero to zero as he came up against the batting might of the West Indies captain who backed himself to change the momentum of the game with 6 mighty hits.

While speaking after winning the Man of the Match award for his heroics in the series opener, Kieron Pollard said he told himself to go for 6 sixes after hitting the 3rd six against Akila Dananjaya.

“A couple of things went through my mind before the sixth ball, I thought should I go for the six or take the 30 runs in the over, he went around the wicket and bowled it onto my pads, I told myself ‘Wait Polly, take a chance’,” Pollard said.

“That’s how I have played my cricket all along, especially against the spinners. “I felt I could hit six sixes after the third one. I did it in the Super 50 as well.”

Kieron Pollard became only the 3rd batsman after Yuvraj Singh (2007) and Herschelle Gibbs (2007) to hit 6 sixes in an over in international cricket. His effort helped West Indies recover from the Akila Dananjaya hat-trick and complete the chase of 132 in just 13.1 overs. Kieron Pollard was dismissed after scoring 38 from 11 balls though.

Asked to chase 132, West Indies made an incredible start through Evin Lewis, who carted Angelo Mathews for three sixes in the first over. He and Lendl Simmons powered the home side to 48 for 0 in just three overs before Akila Dananjaya dismissed Evin Lewis, comeback man Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran. Wanindu Hasaranga then made it 62 for 4 at the end of 5 overs, giving the visiting side a sniff at causing a dramatic batting collapse.

Kieron Pollard then stepped up with his power hitting, smashing Akila Dananjaya for 36 runs to wipe up a big chunk of the deficit. Yet, there was more drama in store as Wanindu Hasaranga sent back the West Indian captain and new batsman Fabian Allen of successive deliveries to leave West Indies six down.

Kieron Pollard revealed the West Indian dugout endured a bit of a nerve-wracking time because of the position they’d slipped into. The captain also praised the experienced duo of Jason Holder and Dwayne Bravo, who put a lid on West Indies’ sudden slide and saw the team home.

How Kieron Pollard hit 6 sixes in Akila Dananjaya’s over

In the very first ball of the 6th over, Kieron Pollard hit spinner Akila Dananjaya over the long-on boundary after getting down on one knee. He hit the second full delivery ball straight in the sightscreen with incredible power.

The 3rd six came from a widish delivery as the Sri Lankan spinner tried to stop the flow of sixes. It didn’t help eventually as the West Indian smashed it over wide long-on. In the fourth delivery of the over, Kieron Pollard picked it up from outside off and smashed it into the deep mid-wicket stands.

Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard and Herschelle Gibbs (AFP images)
Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard and Herschelle Gibbs (AFP images)

The fifth one was a Kieron Pollard special as Akila Dananjaya pulled the length back and bowled it a bit short. But the West Indies captain rocked onto the back foot and pulled it straight over the bowler’s head. The sixth one came when Kieron Pollard smashed Akila Dananjaya, who came around the wicket, into the mid-wicket stands. The Sri Lanka spinner tried to fire it into the stumps but the West Indian flicked it into the stands.

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard on Thursday became only the 3rd batsman after South African Herschelle Gibbs (ODI, 2007 World Cup against the Netherlands Dann Van Bunge) and Indian Yuvraj Singh (England’s Stuart Broad, 2007 T20 World Cup) to hit 6 sixes in an over in international cricket.

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Cricketers who have had criminal cases against them
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Cricketers Who Have Had Criminal Cases Against Them

Cricketers some time couldn’t handle the fame well and hence fall into trouble. There are some of the players who commit crimes under the influence of booze, while some, like MS Dhoni, are harassed occasionally by social activists who file Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against players to get the attention.

Cricketers Who Have Had Criminal Cases Against Them

Moin Khan

Cricketers Who Have Criminal Cases Against Them

 

Controversies are an integral Pakistani cricketers’ life.  Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan once arrested for torturing his wife. The retired Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman was booked by the police after his wife Tasleem alias Shama Seher made a phone call complaining she had been beaten. According to Town Police Officer (TPO) ASP Azad Khan, a police team reached  Moin’s house at midnight to find the former cricketer screaming at the top of his voice at his wife doubting her fidelity.

After some jostling, Moin was taken in preventive detention under Section 151 of criminal proceeding law 152, the TPO said. The couple later was taken to Darakhsshan police station from where Moin was taken for a medical examination. Shama was also taken for a medical examination for injuries.

”If injuries are reported by the doctors examining her or a blood test confirms that he was intoxicated, the law will take its course,” said the TPO.

Shama later told Daily Times that Moin doubted her fidelity and hit under the influence of alcohol.

”This isn’t something new, it’s been like this for a while,” she said. ”He accused me of being involved with his friends. I asked why he was beating me and he told me that he hated the look of my face,” she added.

”Things were normal but I don’t know what had happened as recently he started to get harsh after drinking. I think that Moin still thinks of himself as a… star,” said Shama, who is in show business.

Turning the heat on her husband, she alleged Moin of having affairs and said, ”Cricketers have the same life … cricketers treat their wives like this,” she said. Moin, accompanied by a friend, later came after being released on bail to collect his belongings.

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2003 ODI World Cup: Top 5 Most Six Hitters

Sixes or over-boundaries hugely play as the deciding factor of a match in the limited-overs cricket. During the 2003 ODI World Cup, which was officially named as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003, we experienced a total of 266 sixes.

Many aggressive batsmen showed their true ability in hitting sixes on the African soil during the 2003 ODI World Cup.

Here we are talking about the top five most six hitters in the 2003 ODI World Cup.

Scott Styris (New Zealand) – 9 sixes

Scott Styris, 2003 ODI World Cup, most six hitter
Scott Styris (Image Credit: Getty Images)

While many of the New Zealand batsmen were underperformed in the 2003 ODI World Cup, Scott Styris played some firing knocks during the 2003 ODI World Cup. The right-handed middle-order batsman was the second-most run-scorer for his team in that tournament (268 runs in seven innings). He smashed a total of nine sixes in that tournament.

During that tournament, Styris played his best knock during the Group Stage match against Sri Lanka (at Bloemfontein on 10th February 2003), where he single-handedly fought to chase 273 runs target. While he scored 141 runs off 125 balls, he smashed six sixes in that innings along with three fours. However, his team lost that game by 47 runs.

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