The Pakistan Cricket Board has suffered a major setback as they lost a legal battle to their Indian counterpart BCCI.
The Pakistan Cricket Board paid the BCCI approximately $1.6 million as compensation after losing the case it filed against the Indian board for allegedly not honouring a bilateral agreement, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani claimed on Monday.
The PCB had filed a compensation case against the BCCI last year before the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee, demanding around $70 million.
The ICC dismissed it and asked the PCB to compensate the legal cost to the BCCI. “We incurred cost of around $2.2 million on the compensation case which we lost,” Mani said.
“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 $1.6 million.”
He insisted that besides the amount paid to India to cover the costs of the case, the other expenses were related to legal fees and travelling.
The PCB had filed a compensation case against the BCCI last year before the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee for an amount of around $70 million.
PCB had sought a huge amount from BCCI for not honouring a MoU signed between the two boards. According to the PCB, the agreement with India, which it claimed was a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), ensured Pakistan six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.
Pakistan said the BCCI reneged on the commitment, causing it losses running into millions of dollars. The Indian cricket board said it was unable to play against Pakistan as the Indian government did not give the permission. India also dismissed the Pakistan board’s claims as legally binding.