The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has demanded a heavy compensation of $70 millions from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for failing to conduct bilateral series between both the nations. Regarding this issue, the PCB has approached the International Cricket Council (ICC) to look into the matter.
As per several media reports, both the cricket boards – PCB and BCCI – had earlier signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), stating that in the period of 2015 to 2023, India and Pakistan would play 8 bilateral series. However, after signing the agreement, the diplomatic conditions between both the nations worsened. The tension across the Indo-Pak border has forced the Indian government to restrict any cricketing tie with the arch-rivals.
In such a situation, unless the Indian government gives a green signal, BCCI has no say in conducting any kind of cricket series between both the nations. On the other hand, PCB has sent a legal notice to the ICC, asking for the 3-member Dispute Resolution Committee to look into the matter.
As reported by TOI, an ICC official has confirmed receiving PCB’s legal notice. The official said,
A Notice of Dispute from the PCB’s lawyers has been received by the ICC. The same will be forwarded to the Dispute Resolutions Committee next week.
The resumption of cricket between both the nations has been one of the most discussed topics in the recent times. Many former cricketers have given their views on the same. Recently, former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni, stated that the players couldn’t do anything until the government takes a call.
Both the countries have not played any match against each other in a bilateral series since 2012. The last ODI bilateral series played between India and Pakistan was held in India and Pakistan won it by 2-1.