PCB, BCCI officials to meet in Dubai

Officials from the boards will discuss the financial losses suffered by Pakistan due to India’s refusal to play bilateral series as per an agreement signed in 2014.

Shaharyar Khan, the PCB chief, will discuss the matter with the BCCI alongside a couple of his colleagues.   -  AP

 

Top officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will meet in Dubai on May 29 to discuss the financial losses suffered by Pakistan due to India’s constant refusal to play bilateral series as per an agreement signed in 2014, according to a report by Dawn.

Earlier this month, the PCB had sent a legal notice to its Indian counterpart, initiating proceedings to seek compensation from the Indian board for failing to honour the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two cricket boards in 2014.

However, the BCCI rejected the same, saying that it was only an MoU between the two sides. Shaharyar, however, said that it was a proper contract signed between the two boards in their bid to revive bilateral ties. According to the report, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan, executive committee chairman Najam Sethi and chief operating officer Subhan Ahmad may engage with the BCCI’s delegation led by C. K. Khanna in the meeting.

The source further revealed that if both the boards fail to reach the conclusion, the matter would be taken before ICC chief executive officer Dave Richardson. He added the failure to reach amicable settlement could force the PCB to take the issue to the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee.

The PCB is seeking a compensation of USD 69.4 million from India because of the latter’s failure to live up to their commitment. According to the 2014 agreement, India was scheduled to play six series against Pakistan, four of them were going to be Pakistan’s home series.

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