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PCB approves for adopting legal recourse against BCCI

Sun Online Desk     31st December, 2016 12:34:36 printer

PCB approves for adopting legal recourse against BCCI


The Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday gave approval for adopting legal recourse against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).


The BOG that the members had given approval for using legal channels to seek compensation for the financial losses suffered by the PCB due to India for not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two boards in 2014 to play bilateral series.


The fact is that the BCCI signed a MOU document with us to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2022.


“The International Cricket Council (ICC) is witness to this MOU. We will now be consulting our legal team to take up the matter of India not playing us under the MOU with the BCCI and at the ICC level," said PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan.


India has not played a bilateral series with Pakistan since 2007 when Pakistan toured India for a full Test series.

The PCB claims that India owes it two home series which translates into millions of dollars for Pakistan cricket.


In January, the PCB even agreed to host a short one-day series in Sri Lanka as part of the MOU but the BCCI backed out by stating they had not clearance from their government for the series.


Khan said when the BCCI was so reliant on their government for playing Pakistan they should have thought about it before signing the MOU.


Khan also announced that the board had decided to leave the decision of retirements to senior players Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi.