After legal victory, BCCI to file counter case to recover legal costs from PCB

The Indian cricket board has said that it will approach ICC's Dispute Resolution Committee to recover the legal cost from PCB.

Pakistan claimed damages of approx Rs 447 crore for India not playing any bilateral cricket with it despite an MoU.   -  GETTY IMAGES

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday said it will approach the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee to recover the legal cost from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after the sport’s world governing body rejected Pakistan’s compensation claim against India for not playing bilateral series.

The ICC’s dispute panel dismissed Pakistan’s compensation claim against India for allegedly failing to honour a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral series.

“After hearing the evidence and arguments of the parties over three days in Dubai, the Dispute Panel has rejected all of the PCB’s contentions and accepted the BCCI’s case inter alia on the ground that the BCCI Letter was non-binding and merely expressed an intention to play,” said the BCCI in a statement.

“The BCCI wholeheartedly welcomes the decision of the Dispute Panel. The BCCI will now move the Dispute Panel to recover its legal cost from the PCB,” it added.

The PCB had demanded Rs 447 crore compensation after alleging that the BCCI didn’t honour the MoU that required India to play six bilateral series between 2015 to 2023.

The BCCI, on its part, maintained that the alleged MoU was not binding and did not stand as Pakistan failed to honour a commitment to support the revenue model suggested by India for the ICC.

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