PCB to take legal action against BCCI for dishonouring MoU: Shaharyar

PCB to take legal action against BCCI for dishonouring MoU: Shaharyar


LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will pursue legal action against
the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for refusing to play  bilateral
series between the two countries, said PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday.

While addressing a press conference in Lahore, Shaharyar said that PCB and BCCI had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2014, under which the two countries were supposed to play six series in eight years.

He said, “Two of those six have already fallen through; it does not look like the third one will happen either.” Shaharyar continued,”Therefore, we are left with no option but to pursue legal action against India.”

He said that India’s refusal to play the series in Pakistan in 2014 had cost the PCB around a million dollars. The PCB chairman said,”We’ll tell them that they forced us into taking this step. We want them to compensate us for all our losses.”

He further said that PCB will first send a legal notice to the Indian cricket board and then raise a dispute in the International Cricket Council. If the issue is not resolved at ICC, PCB will pursue the case in court, he added.

Shaharyar said, “It isn’t necessary to cricket because of a prevailing political situation. However, looking at the attitude of  Modi, it seems unlikely that India wants to play.”

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