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PCB wants $70 mn compensation from BCCI over cancelled bilateral series

Compensation claim would be filed soon as all preparations and consultations had been completed with a law firm in the United Kingdom, says PCB chief

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Najam Sethi
Najam Sethi

The (PCB) wants its Indian counterpart (BCCI) to pay approximately USD 70 million as for not playing two "home"

The PCB, which has completed its consultation process and finalised its claim against the BCCI, is expected to file its claim with the disputes resolution committee of the (ICC) in a few days.

"Our case is that the signed an MoU with us in 2014 to play six bilateral series, starting with our home series, which they have not done as yet. Secondly they have avoided playing us in since 2008 although they have no issues playing against us in events," chairman Najam Sethi said.

Sethi said that under the MoU, the six were to be played between 2015 and 2023 with Pakistan hosting home series at the start.

He pointed out that India claimed it had not got permission from its government to play with Pakistan in bilateral series but had played them in the events.

"We even offered to host our home series against them at neutral venue(s) to be mutually agreed by both of us. In 2016, we even offered to host a limited overs series in Sri Lanka," said Sethi.

The chief said the claim would be filed soon as all preparations and consultations had been completed with a law firm in the United Kingdom.

Sethi said Pakistan never had any problems playing bilateral matches with India at neutral venues but it was the which had caused huge financial losses to Pakistan.

He noted that Pakistan had already lost a lot of revenue due to international teams refusing to play in Pakistan since 2009 when terrorist attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team bus.

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First Published: Sat, September 30 2017. 20:22 IST
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