PCB to take legal action against BCCI

News Bharati English    31-Mar-2017

Islamabad, Mar 31: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday said that the board is mulling to take a legal action against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for constantly refusing to play a scheduled India-Pakistan bilateral series.

The PCB chairman further said that they would first approach the International Cricket Council's (ICC) dispute resolution committee and in case they do not get any favourable response, they would take a legal action against the BCCI.

Talking to the media, Khan said that India failed to abide by the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) due to which they had to bear a loss of million dollars.

"There is no chance of an India-Pakistan series. We had signed a MoU, which was more like an agreement, whereby we had to play eight series in six years. However, India already stepped back in two series citing government's refusal and we don't see any hope of conducting the third one as well," Khan said.

"This leaves us with no other option but to take a legal action against them," he added.

The BCCI, when headed by Shashank Manohar, wanted to host Pakistan for a short series in 2016 but the plan could not be materialised owing to fraught relations between the two countries and the numerous subsequent terror attacks on Indian soil.

India has not played a full bilateral Test series with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Although Pakistan had toured India in December 2012 for a short limited-over series, they failed to resume full ties cricket, including Tests.