ICC dismisses PCB’s case against BCCI

Published : 12:00 am  November 21, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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AFP – The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday dismissed a compensation claim by Pakistan over India’s refusal to honour an agreement to play bilateral series.

“Following a three-day hearing and having considered detailed oral and written submissions, the Dispute Panel has dismissed the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) claim against the BCCI,” the ICC said in a statement.
“The decision is non-appealable.” 

The dispute centred on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) according to which India and Pakistan had agreed to play six bilateral series’ between 2015 and 2023, four of which would be hosted by Pakistan.
The PCB had filed a compensation claim of 70 million dollars.

But India refused to play Pakistan citing the Indian Government’s objections due to strained relations with Pakistan.

According to the agreement, the six tours would include up to 14 Tests, 30 one-days and 12 Twenty20 internationals.

The MoU was a reward to Pakistan for backing the ‘Big Three’ plan according to which India, Australia and England had the major share of power and revenues of world cricket.

However, that arrangement fell apart and the BCCI refused to accept the MoU as a legal document, dismissing it as a ‘piece of paper’.