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PCB to pursue its legal battle against BCCI regarding compensation claims

According to MOU signed in 2014, India was scheduled to play six bilateral series between the period of 2015-2023.

Najam Sethi PSL PCB
Najam Sethi. (Photo by Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to pursue its legal battle against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) regarding compensation claims for not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding between the two Boards which was signed in 2014.

The PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi is currently in the UK seeking legal advice from a British law firm. Along with Sethi, PCB Chief Operating Officer, Subhan Ahmad has also boarded the flight to London for the same purpose. PCB is scheduled to take the case against the Indian board forward with the ‘Disputes Resolution Committee’ of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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PCB claims USD 1 million from BCCI

As per the PCB Chairman, the board of governors has approved an amount of over USD 1 million to cover the expenses and legal costs of filing and fighting the case before the ICC disputes resolution committee. “The claim will be formally filed with the ICC any day now as the PCB has been told it has very good chances of winning the compensation claim against the BCCI,” commented a PCB official according to PTI.

According to MOU signed in 2014, India was scheduled to play six bilateral series between the period of 2015-2023. “PCB is confident of success because since 2015 it has offered the BCCI to even play at neutral venues if their government is not interested in sending the team to Pakistan or inviting Pakistan team India for security reasons,” added the official.

The BCCI has maintained it can’t play any bilateral matches against Pakistan without the clearance of its government. Pakistan recently locked horns with the World XI side and won the three-match T20I series by 2-1. This was the first time an International team decided to visit Pakistan post-terror attacks on Sri Lankan players back in 2009. Pakistan is scheduled to play Sri Lanka and West Indies in the near future.

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