Pak-India cricket series: PCB sends legal to ICCC
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sent a legal notice to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday to set up a Dispute Resolution Committee for judging the matter of Indian cricket board for not fulfilling its promise of playing bilateral series with Pakistan.
As per the PCB source, he added that after it is likely that a three-member dispute panel to be formed, with Hon Michael Beloff QC, the chairman of Disputes Resolution Committee in chair, and the other two members to be nominated by claimant (PCB) and defendant (BCCI) and the matter will be governed by British law.
The PCB is claiming up to $70 million for missed series in 2014 and 2015.
Earlier in 2014, the PCB and BCCI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) according to which the two rivals were to play eight bilateral series between 2015-2023.
However, the BCCI repeatedly rejected the Pakistan’s request for revival of cricket ties, with the MoU commitment remaining subjected to clearance from the Indian government.
Earlier this year, the PCB sent a legal notice to its Indian counterpart for failing to honor the MoU and said it would initiate legal action against the BCCI for not fulfilling its promise.