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The International Cricket Council responded to India's cricket board on Monday after it asked the global cricketing body not to recognise Kashmir Premier League by saying the tournament doesn't come under ICC's jurisdiction as it's not an international tournament.

A spokesperson for ICC said this on Geo TV.

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’s territory.

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’s territory.

BCCI's objection is to the tournament being held in "disputed territory" of Muzaffarabad and whether a match can be played there.

However, as The News reported on Monday, India has played two international matches, against West Indies in 1983 and against Australia in 1986, in Srinagar which is also disputed territory.

The Kashmir Premier League begins on August 6 and features top cricketers like Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik who is captaining the Mirpur Royals. Aaj TV is the official media sponsor for the Mirpur Royals.

Just a few days ago South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs tweeted about the threats the BCCI had leveled against foreign players from playing in the KPL. Pakistan's cricket board also condemned BCCI's pressure tactics as "completely unacceptable, against the preamble of the Spirit of Cricket and sets a dangerous precedence, which can neither be tolerated nor ignored."

The news was met with much scorn for India's cricketing board as demonstrated by this tweet below: