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PCB ordered to pay 60 per cent of compensation claim to the BCCI

The PCB should bear the same percentage of the administrative costs of the panel that was in place.

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A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). (Photo by Aniruddha Chowhdury/Mint via Getty Images)

Recently, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) blamed the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) for not playing any bilateral cricket. PCB filed a complaint and claimed compensation as the BCCI failed to honour a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two boards signed for bilateral cricket. The International Council of Cricket (ICC), however, dismissed the case in October.

The PCB is now hit by another blow as the ICC announced the costs award for the two Boards. The ICC’s Dispute Panel has asked the Pakistan board to pay 60 per cent of the cost incurred by the BCCI towards legal expenses in the case. Also, the PCB should bear the same percentage of the administrative costs of the panel that was in place.

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Both the boards to pay for the costs of the DRC

On the other hand, the BCCI will pay the remaining 40 per cent of the costs to the DRC (Dispute Resolution Panel).

“…the Panel orders the PCB to pay the BCCI sixty per cent (60%) of: (a) the Claimed Costs; and (b) the administrative costs and expenses of the Panel…,” the ICC committee said in its fresh judgement, which is binding.

The ICC panel constituted of three members back then. The hearing took place at the headquarters of the ICC in Dubai between October 1 and October 3. The PCB had claimed for a ₹447 crores compensation back then. It was alleged that the BCCI didn’t intentionally honour the MOU that was signed for six bilateral series will be played between 2015 and 2023.

The BCCI, though, made it clear that the MOU was not binding and did not stand. The Indian cricket board also said that Pakistan failed to honour a commitment to support the revenue model suggested by India for the ICC.

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