PCB files notice against BCCI for not honouring MoU

Shahryar Khan

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sent a notice of dispute to the BCCI for not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the boards had signed three years ago for bilateral fixtures between Pakistan and India during the 2015-2023 period.

“The legal notice has been sent after our legal advisors consulted a reputable law firm in London and have prepared a strong legal case to get compensation from the Indians,” Press Trust of India quoted a PCB official as saying.

The PCB also said it suffered losses — though it didn’t disclose the amount — because the BCCI didn’t fulfill the MoU in spite of it being signed in the presence of the International Cricket Council (ICC) officials.

“The notice also says that due to India’s repeated refusal to commit itself to the MoU, three series have not been played since 2015 two of them which Pakistan was supposed to host,” he said.

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“We were even willing to host our series at neutral venues as part of the deal but even then the BCCI kept on stalling us and then eventually refused,” the source said.

The last time both teams played a full series was back in 2007, which was hosted by India. Pakistan also visited India for a short limited-overs series in December 2012, which was seen as a move to resolve cricketing ties between the countries.