Top officials of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) are due to meet on May 29 in Dubai to negotiate on the loss suffered by Pakistan in terms of financials for India’s backing off from their promise of playing bilateral series.
PCB sent BCCI a notice demanding a compensation of $69.4 million for not playing bilateral series for which they signed an MoU in 2014. According to that, the arch-rivals had to play eight bilateral series from 2015 to 2023.
However, India have not given much of an attention to the legal notice sent by the PCB saying that it was just an MoU not a binding contract for the BCCI.
It has been learnt that top PCB officials including the chairman Shaharyar Khan, chairman executive committee Najam Sethi and chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed will see the Indian delegation in Dubai.
“If both the boards fail to reach at any conclusion then a second round of negotiation will be held in the presence of the ICC chief executive officer Dave Richardson on another date,” the sources told Dawn News. “And if the second round fails, then the matter will be referred to the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee.”
“The PCB is also seeking recovery for a three-ODI series which India had to play against Pakistan in the country or at any neutral venue in return of same number of matches Pakistan played in India in 2013 under Misbah-ul-Haq’s captaincy,” sources said.
Pakistan last toured India in 2013 with a hope that India will also tour Pakistan. But, their government has cut all bilateral cricketing ties with the neighbouring country and they are not even ready to play at a neutral venue.
Pakistan and India will come face to face in a Champions Trophy contest on June 4.