PCB claimed compensation of $70 Million from BCCI
PCB claimed compensation of $70 Million from BCCI

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) demanding $70 million from BCCI as it claims against BCCI for beach of contract among them, wants its Indian counterpart (BCCI) compensation for not playing two "home" bilateral series in Pakistan.

The PCB, which has completed its consulting process and finalized its huge compensation claim against the BCCI, is expected to file its claim with the controversy resolution committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in a few days.

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

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

He figured out that India claimed it had not got authorization from its government to play with Pakistan in mutual series but had played them in the ICC events.

"We even offered to host our home series against them at the 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 PCB chief said with that response from BCCI they are not happy, the compensation 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 BCCI 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 terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team bus.

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