Herschelle Gibbs reveals why he’s not part of India’s Road Safety World Series

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Former South Africa national cricket team player Herschelle Gibbs has revealed the real reason behind his absence from the ongoing 2022 Road Safety World Series tournament.

The second edition of the Road Safety World Series tournament will be played in India. The tournament features former international cricketers and is organized by the Road Safety World Series (RSWS) to raise awareness about road safety.

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The 2022 Road Safety World Series started on September 10, 2022 and the final is scheduled for October 1, 2022. Also, there are a total of 8 participants in the tournament, including India, England, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh.

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Meanwhile, former South African National Cricket Team player Gibbs, who played 90 Tests, 248 ODIs and 23 T20Is, is not part of the Jonty Rhodes-led side in the RSWS tournament.

Ganguly Don’t Let Me Play – Herschelle Gibbs

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BCCI officers. (Photo: Twitter)

On Saturday, September 10, the 48-year-old revealed on Twitter the real reason for not being part of the RSWS 2022. In response to a question from fans, he stated that Sourav Ganguly, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI ), will not allow him to play the tournament in India because he participated in the Kashmir Premier League last year.

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“I miss you in the Road Safety Legend League… join us,A fan responded to Gibbs’ tweet about the ongoing third test match of the three-match test series between England and South Africa.

“Ganguly will not allow me to play because I went to the Kashmir league last year”, former South African National Cricket Team player Herschelle Gibbs tweeted.

“That’s true, but very unfortunate”, the Twitter user replied. “It’s bullshit…anyway,” Gibbs responded.

Notably, Gibbs played in the Kashmir Premier League, which was held in Pakistani-occupied Kashmir (PoK), despite objections from BCCI and India. Most recently, the former Proteas star was replaced by Shane Watson in the World Giants roster for the upcoming season’s Legends League Cricket special match.

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Gibbs credits: Twitter

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