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PCB has decided to take compensation claim against BCCI to the ICC

PCB chairman has given his final verdict by saying that BCCI should have thought about this while signing MOU with Pakistan in 2014.

Shahryar Khan
Shahryar Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The debate between Board of Control for Cricket In Indian (BCCI) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been going on for quite some time now, and the issue of the debate is focused on the bilateral series between the two teams. The idea to have a bilateral series was agreed upon by both the boards to give each other a revenue boost. It is believed that series will bring people together which would help in long run.

However, the BCCI isn’t interested in playing a bilateral series with Pakistan due to the prevailing political and diplomatic tension between the two countries. The matter of fact is that the Indian cricket board can on its own not decide whether to play their neighbours or not, they will have to seek permission from the government and the Narendra Modi-led government is not willing to change its stand.

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Ongoing dispute

Keeping all this in mind, and that it would dishonour the MoU signed between the two national boards. The PCB has thus decided to take the compensation claim against BCCI to the disputes resolution committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

If the reports are to be believed, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan, chairman of the Executive Committee, Najam Sethi and Chief Operating Officer, Subhan Ahmad had held three meeting with the BCCI officials in Birmingham and London.

“At two of the meetings, ICC chief executive Dave Richardson was also present while the third meeting held on the sidelines of the ICC executive board meeting also featured ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar,” PTI quoted a source as saying.

Government consent needed

He said that BCCI stuck their gun that they can’t play a series against Pakistan till they get a green tick from their government.

“They said that since their government was not giving clearance for a series with Pakistan because of the political and diplomatic situation between the two countries there was no question of paying any compensation to the PCB,” the source said.

PCB chairman has given his final verdict by saying that BCCI should have thought about this while signing MOU with Pakistan in 2014.

“He said in the MoU, the BCCI had promised to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023 but had not played even one series as yet. The PCB chairman also made it clear that the PCB wanted a compensation of around 447 crore rupees from the BCCI for not playing bilateral cricket,” he concluded.

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