PCB to move ICC against BCCI for compensation of 447 crores

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PCB to move ICC against BCCI for compensation of 447 crores

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SportsCafe Desk

07/05/2017

The PCB will take its compensation claim against the BCCI for reneging on its promise to play bilateral series to the disputes resolution committee of the ICC, according to sources. The PCB wants around 447 crore rupees after India refused to play Pakistan citing frayed relations between the two.

An official source of the PCB informed PTI that the Board's chairman Shahryar Khan, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Najam Sethi, and Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad had held three separate meetings with the BCCI representatives last month 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," the unnamed source said.

With not much headway in the Indo-Pak relationship over the past few years, the BCCI has maintained that they will not play Pakistan in all the three meetings so far. The source claimed that BCCI official said that they can't play any bilateral series with Pakistan until their government gives clearance.

"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," he said.

The BCCI refused to fulfill the promise of the MoU which they signed with Pakistan in 2014 and PCB has planned to take this issue to the ICC disputes resolution committee within a month.

"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," the source said.

Although the BCCI agreed to hold three meetings with their counterpart, all of them ended without any progress.

"The BCCI had not responded to our notice of intent sent to them but they agreed to the meetings to find a solution and prevent the matter from going to the ICC disputes resolution committee. Unfortunately, all meetings have ended in a deadlock despite the presence of ICC officials," he said.

"The fact is India has not played a bilateral series with us since 2007 and it has caused a lot of financial losses to Pakistan cricket," the source said.

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