The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have stated clearly that they will not give any compensation to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not playing bilateral cricket series with Pakistan, as per the ICC schedule. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ পাকিস্তানকে ক্ষতিপূরণ দিবে না ভারত]
On May 3, the PCB sent a notice to the BCCI claiming a compensation of $60 million for neglecting on a bilateral series twice as per the MoU signed between the two cricket boards in 2014.
Meanwhile, in reply to the notice, the BCCI have rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board’s demand for compensation. According to the BCCI, the MOU does not bind any legal agreement between the two Boards. So there is no question of giving compensation as demeaned by the PCB.
“The BCCI is not liable to compensate the Pakistan Cricket Board (“PCB”) as asserted by you. The letter dated 9th April 2014 enclosed along with your Letter contemplated that the BCCI and the PCB will enter into a long form FTP Agreement in respect of the tours specified therein. The tentative understanding set out in the letter dated 9th April 2014 has not been formalised by way of a long form FTP Agreement, as was contemplated,” the BCCI’s letter said.
Earlier, in 2014, then BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel had sent a letter to Najam Sethi, who was the PCB chairman then, agreeing to play 12 Tests, 30 ODIs and 12 T20 internationals between 2015 and 2022 with the neighbour country.