Indo-Pak cricket dispute: Verdict on PCB’s compensation claim reserved

DUBAI: International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Dispute Resolution Committee has reserved verdict on Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) seeking compensation from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Newsone reported on Wednesday.

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The Dispute Panel comprised by Michael Beloff QC, Chairperson, Jan Paulsson Annabelle Bennett heard the proceedings.

BCCI have recorded statement that they are unable to play against Pakistan until their government gives them green signal to play Pakistan.

The BCCI was being represented by Dubai-based law firm Herbert Smith Freehills along with British Lawyer QC Ian Mills.

The panel after hearing the judgments reserved the verdict. The hearing continued for consecutive three days.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is demanding 70 million dollars in compensation from India, claiming that a memorandum of understanding signed in 2014 had guaranteed six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.

Former PCB chief Najam Sethi had also appeared before tribunal as witness and recorded statement.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are involved in a dispute over an agreement signed in April 2014 to play bilateral matches. India, however, did not honour the agreement and PCB filed a notice of dispute with the International Cricket Committee (ICC) last November claiming damages from the BCCI.

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