PCB threatens to take legal action against BCCI
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar khan, on Thursday, said that PCB will pursue legal action against Board of Control for Cricket in India for refusing to play bilateral series against Pakistan.
The statement came immediately after government of India trashed the quested the permission of BCCI to participate in a bilateral series against their arch rivals in the neutral venue in Dubai.
Recalling the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between these two neighboring countries back in 2014, Shaharyar Khan said, “Two of those six series have already fallen through; it does not look like the third one will happen either. Therefore we are left with no option but to pursue legal action against India.”
Stating the pecuniary loss that Pakistan faced back in 2014 for India’s refusal to play the bilateral series which is estimated around a million USD, PCB Chairman said they will ask for compensation from BCCI.
“We will tell them that they forced us into taking this step. We want them to compensate us for all our loses,” he said.
The veteran PCB administrator said they will send a legal notice to the Indian board as the first step and then will raise a dispute in the International Cricket Council over the issue.
“It isn’t necessary to cancel cricket because of the prevailing political situation. However looking at the attitude of Indian Primer Minister, it seems unlikely that India wants to play with Pakistan” – Shaharyar Khan grimed.
The last played bilateral series between India and Pakistan is way back in 2012-13 season when Pakistan visited India.