The International Cricket Council (ICC) has dismissed the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) compensation claim against the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for substantial damages caused due to the refusal to play bilateral cricket.
The PCB has sought damages amounting to a reported 70 million dollars for not honoring the mutual agreement by the two boards in 2014 to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.
However, according to the BCCI, the government of India had not given then the clearance to play Pakistan in bilateral ties. They last played a bilateral series in 2012-13, when Pakistan team toured India for two T20 matches and 3 ODIs.
Cricket between the neighboring cricketing giants was limited due to the longstanding political disputes and crisis.
A dispute panel was formed by the ICC under the terms of reference of the ICC Disputes Resolution Committee(DRC) to resolve the issue. Both BCCI and PCB had hired the services of British lawyers to argue their case.
“Following a 3-day hearing and having considered detailed oral and written submissions, the Dispute Panel has dismissed the PCB’s claim against the BCCI. The decision is non-appealable”, the ICC reported in a statement issued.