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PCB mulling legal action against BCCI: Shaharyar Khan

IANS  |  Karachi 

Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Friday threatened to take legal action against the Board of Control for Cricket in (BCCI) for repeatedly refusing to play against the national team.

Khan further said that the PCB is thinking about seeking compensation from the after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled in favour of in a dispute over the women's series which was not held in September-October in Dubai.

"The ICC had asked the to show the letters or any other documents with their external ministry to confirm it didn't send its team to play in the ICC women's champions league in UAE on advice of its government," Khan was quoted as saying by the Jang newspaper.

"The ICC technical committee awarded points to our women's team declaring the series as forfeited by because the couldn't show any document which confirmed they were stopped by their government from playing the series".

Khan further demanded evidence from the to prove that the Indian government had barred its national team from playing against

"We now want the Indian board to provide the ICC with evidence that they have been told by their government to not play us in bilateral series despite a written MoU signed between the two boards in 2014 to play six such series between 2015 and 2022," he said.

"We were even ready to host our home series in Sri Lanka last January under the MoU but said it didn't get clearance from its external ministry."

Reiterating that the PCB had to suffer huge financial loses after the refused to play against Pakistan, Khan said his board's legal team will seek the ICC's intervention at its next meeting in Dubai in January.

"We will seek legal recourse against the via the ICC platform and also proper compensation for the many series they have refused to play against us and caused us heavy losses," he said.

"We have lost revenue and don't have the funds to invest in our club or domestic cricket".

"We are already facing hardships due to other teams not touring due to security concerns since 2009," he added.

has not played in a full bilateral series since 2007 when went to

Recently, the had also urged the ICC not to put the arch-rivals in the same group in global tournaments.



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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 20:02 IST