Indo-Pak battle: Najam Sethi appears before ICC tribunal

DUBAI: Former chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi on Monday appeared before International Cricket Council (ICC) dispute panel as witness and recorded his statement.

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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.

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.

The ICC’s Dispute Resolutions Committee will be the arbitrator in the case which will be heard at its headquarters in Dubai over three days from October 1 to October 3.

The PCB is being represented by Khwaja Ahmad Hosain, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, Alexandros Panayides of Clifford Chance, London, Lawyers from Clifford Chance, London.

Lawyers from LMA Ebrahim Hosain, Pakistan, Salman Naseer, PCB GM Legal Affairs.

The Dispute Panel hearing the matter comprises Michael Beloff QC, Chairperson, Jan Paulsson Annabelle Bennett.

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