$70m compensation case: BCCI's weak response hands PCB advantage

Published: August 9, 2018
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KARACHI:  

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has lost ground in the multi-million dollar compensation case against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The PCB filed the $70 million compensation case against BCCI for not fulfilling the Memorandum of Understand (MoU), which was signed at the time of the formation of ‘Big Three’.

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According to that MoU, arch-rivals were set to face each other in six bilateral series from 2015-2023, four of which were supposed to be hosted by Pakistan.

However, not a single series was materialised after BCCI claimed that it has not received permission from the federal government to play the Men in Green due to political tensions between both countries.

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But according to sources, the BCCI could not present single documentary evidence where in front of the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s dispute resolution committee.

Due to the development, the PCB’s instance, which was put forward by chairman Najam Sethi and chief operation officer Subhan Ahmed in their response, has strengthened where they maintained that BCCI’s case is weak since both countries face each other in ICC and Asian Cricket Council (ACC)’s events, therefore, excuse of government permission becomes invalid.

Both Sethi and Ahmed also suggested that if their Indian counterparts had security issues of playing in Pakistan, they could’ve opted for a neutral venue such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where arch-rivals are due to clash on September 19 in the Asia Cup.

The decision for the case will be taken during three-day hearing of the dispute resolution committee in October in the UAE.

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  • Haseeb Khan
    Aug 9, 2018 - 8:28PM

    I think Pakistan should refuse to play India at ICC events. This should continue until the normalisation of relationship between the two countries. There is no point to this ‘rivalry’. From cricketing point of view, I do not enjoy this contest. There is nothing special about this contest. There is no joy in watching these two teams play after every 2-3 years. So I would request PCB to formally put forward this proposal of not playing India in ICC events.Recommend

  • Ambareen
    Aug 9, 2018 - 11:27PM

    Cricket was a gentleman’s game………India has been anything but gentlemanly. Perhaps they want to avoid more PSL like humiliations so best not to play ! Recommend

  • Rags
    Aug 10, 2018 - 5:40AM

    Guys, I find many derogatory remarks thrashed at each other among indian Pak fans – while cricket is for people to enjoy together (there are many other teams
    Playing too). Let’s just be sport – yes I want India to win against Pak in all sports events but if they win or lose after 2-3 days we must move on to next event or next tournament Recommend

  • Jay
    Aug 10, 2018 - 9:41AM

    @Haseeb Khan:
    Exactly !! Indian with it’s deep pockets don’t see any value in playing Pakistan. Indian cricket is doing fine without Pakistan. When was the last time any team came to Pakistan btw ? Recommend

  • Indian
    Aug 10, 2018 - 12:10PM

    @Haseeb u think PCB is doing this for pride absolutely no .it’s all for money.One match can fill Ur coffers for a year.we are absolutely ok for not playing with you.Recommend

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