PCB prepares for $70m compensation battle against BCCI

Chairman Najam Sethi, COO Subhan Ahmed to meet lawyers in UK next week

PCB prepares for $70m compensation battle against BCCI PHOTO: AFP

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has increased its efforts to put up a strong defence in their financial compensation case against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The PCB has officially launched a complaint against BCCI for not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by both boards at the time of the formation of ‘Big Three’ and asked for compensation of $70 million for financial loses.

To resolve this matter, ICC constituted a three-member dispute resolution committee which will hear both parties on October 3 in Dubai later this year.

According to sources, both PCB and BCCI have submitted their written responses to the committee and are now waiting to receive the opposition’s replies.

Pakistan and India were supposed to play six bilateral series starting from 2015 till 2023, four of which were supposed to be hosted by the Men in Green.

However, the BCCI hasn't fulfilled its commitment; citing political tension between the two countries as the reason for cancelling all bilateral ties.

PCB officials — including chairman Najam Sethi, COO Subhan Ahmed and others — will meet lawyers in the United Kingdom next week.