Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani on Monday claimed that the board has paid Board of Control for Cricket in India( BCCI) approximately $1.6 million (Rs 11 crore) as compensation after losing the case in the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee.
Speaking to PTI, Mani said, “We incurred costs of around $2.2 million on the compensation case which we lost.” The chairman said 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 for not honouring an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two boards but they lost the case.
According to Pakistan Cricket Board, the MoU signed with India ensured that both the countries played six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023 but BCCI went back on its promise causing Pakistan board to lose millions of dollars. The Indian cricket board said it was unable to play against Pakistan as the Indian government did not give the permission.
The Indian Cricket Board, however, maintained that the discussion with PCB was a proposal and never a legally binding MoU. Ultimately, the BCCI’s assertion was accepted by the ICC’s dispute resolution committee.