The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has paid the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) approximately USD 1.6 million after losing the case, as a compensation in the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani claimed on Monday.
“We incurred costs of around USD 2.2 million on the compensation case which we lost,” Mani said.
He said that besides the amount paid to India to cover the costs of the case the other expenses were related to legal costs and travelling.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had filed a compensation case against the BCCI last year before the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee for an amount of around USD 70 million.
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PCB pays compensation after losing the case
PCB had sought a huge amount from BCCI for not honouring a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two boards. According to the MoU, India and Pakistan were supposed to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023, which the BCCI failed to honour.
The BCCI, however, maintained that the discussion with PCB was a proposal and never a legally binding MoU. Ultimately, the BCCI’s assertion was accepted by the ICC’s dispute resolution committee.
“The ICC committee did accept that Pakistan had a case and that is why the damages/cost we had to pay to the Indian board was around USD 1.6 million,” Mani said.
This month Pakistan had criticized India for wearing camouflage caps in an ODI match against Australia in Ranchi, accusing the team of mixing cricket with politics. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani said he has “strongly taken up the matter with the ICC.”
However, the ICC said that BCCI had sought permission to wear the caps as part of a fundraising drive and in memory of fallen soldiers who have died.
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