PCB-BCCI legal battle: ICC to announce results within 15 days

PCB-BCCI legal battle: ICC to announce results within 15 days

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ISLAMABAD: A three-day hearing before the International Cricket Council over the botched cricket agreement on bilateral series between Pakistan and India concluded on Wednesday.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will give its final verdict in PCB’s $70 million compensation case against BCCI within next 15 days.

The three-member dispute panel heard the case on Wednesday and gave the time of 15 days for the announcement of the results which will not be revised.

The Pakistan Cricket Board and The Board of Control for Cricket in India are involved in a dispute over an agreement signed in April 2014 to play bilateral matches.

It is pertinent to mention here that the PCB filed the $ 70 million compensation case against BCCI claiming that a huge loss cost to them as India refused to play the six bilateral series according to the Memorandum of Understand (MoU) out of which four were to be hosted by Pakistan.

The two boards had numerous meetings to resolve the issue, but they did not reach a conclusion. As a result, PCB eventually sent a dispute notice to the ICC in the last November.

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

India’s former foreign minister, Salman Khursheed also appeared before the tribunal as a witness from the BCCI.

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi, BCCI’s former secretary Ratnakar Shetty and former CEO Sundar Raman appeared before the committee.

Sources have claimed that the BCCI authorities have said before the committee that it wants to honor the agreement but does not have the Indian government’s approval for it.

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