PCB charges BCCI for compensation for financial losses
ICC formed a three-member dispute resolution committee to resolve the matter.
Published - Jul 6, 2018 3:09 pm | Updated - Jul 6, 2018 4:01 pm
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have been at loggerheads with each other over the past few years. Their relationship has only seen a downward trend and an improvement in the same isn’t expected at least in the short run. The teams also won’t be taking part in any bilateral series as per the Future Tours Programme (FTP) released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the next five years.
However, the antagonists will lock horns in ICC events. They were slated to play six bilateral series from 2015 to 2023 out of which four were supposed to be hosted by Pakistan. Nevertheless, political tensions between the two nations ensured that their all their cricketing ties got cancelled. The Indian government’s intervention is the reason cited by the BCCI for not playing cricket with them.
Steps taken by ICC as well
Meanwhile, the PCB has pulled up their socks in their compensation case against the BCCI. The board has lodged a complaint against India’s cricket board for not abiding by the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by both the boards and asked for a compensation of $70 million owing to financial losses as per reports in The Tribune Express.
Chairman, Najam Sethi, along with Chief Operating Officer (COO) Subhan Ahmed and the other officials will meet their lawyers in the United Kingdom (UK) next week. In the meantime, ICC formed a three-member dispute resolution committee which will hear both boards on October 3 in Dubai. Both parties have submitted their responses to the committee and are awaiting responses.
India and Pakistan’s last international match was during the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Their next clash is scheduled to be in the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. Their last bilateral series took place in 2012/13 when the Men in Green toured India for an ODI and a T20I series.