Pakistan threaten to sue India

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Pakistan to sue IndiaPakistani cricket authorities have threatened to sue Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not playing bilateral series, causing them huge financial losses.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) executive committee chairman Najam Sethi informed on Wednesday through a tweet that they have decided to sue the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for failing to honour the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two cricket boards in 2014.

Najam Sethi tweet

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According to the 2014 agreement, India was scheduled to play six series against Pakistan between 2015 and 2023, four of them were going to be Pakistan’s home series. But India so far have refused to play even one series on the grounds that their government has not given it clearance for bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan.

The BCCI refusal has come despite Pakistan agreeing to host its “home” series at neutral venues including Sri Lanka. Pakistan claims it has lost nearly USD 200 million because of India’s refusal to play two “home” series of Pakistan. [Read also: Rasel back to competitive cricket]

Zimbabwe were the first nation to visit Pakistan after the attacks on Sri Lankan team bus in 2009 when they played a three-match ODI series and two-match T20I series in 2015. But since then, no other major Test playing nation has toured Pakistan due to security reasons.

 

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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