Pakistan Cricket Board files notice of dispute against BCCI for not Enjoying String : News, Cricket


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    An unaffiliated ICC committee will examine the view of dispute.

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    India-Pakistan have played one bilateral series as the 26/11.

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    But, India and Pakistan have faced off in ICC events.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sent a note of dispute against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

PCB wants the Indian board to cover approximately USD 70 million as compensation for not enjoying two “home” bilateral show scheduled in 2014 and 2015.

After that, an unaffiliated ICC committee will examine the note of dispute and also determine whether BCCI failed to fulfil a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) signed in 2014 to perform undercover series.

“The ICC has received a Notice of Dispute in the PCB’s lawyers, which is offered to the Chairman of the Dispute Resolutions Committee next week,” that an ICC spokesman said on Thursday.

The Pakistan board finalised its compensation claim against the BCCI in September and had completed its inspection procedure. “Our case is that the BCCI signed an MoU together 2014 to perform six bilateral series, beginning with our home collection, which they’ve not done as yet. Secondly they’ve prevented playing us in bilateral series because 2008 although they have no problems playing against us in ICC events,” PCB chairman Najam Sethi explained.

The two sub-continental cricket giants have played with only one bilateral series because the 26/11 terror attacks. Back in December 2012, Pakistan had toured India for three ODIs and 2 T20 Internationals.

In ICC events, yet, Pakistan and India have faced off over the past several decades. In the Champions Trophy earlier this year, held in England, India had defeated Pakistan in their championship opener but lost the last for their arch-rivals.

Lately, when cricket ties with Pakistan could restart, former India captain MS Dhoni was in the ideal place to observe.

“An India vs Pakistan series is not only sports, it is a lot greater than that so that the government is the best estimate and up for them to have a call if we ought to performwith,” Dhoni said.

However, the mythical Bishan Singh Bedi said one should not “narrow down the meaning of patriotism” by politicising bilateral cricketing relationship with Pakistan

“Exactly why politicise cricket? Have you ever been able to wipe terrorism off ? Cricket is a platform to come closer,” Bedi told PTI during an annual DDCA Conclave.

(With PTI inputs)