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PCB drags BCCI into a legal battle

PCB drags BCCI into a legal battle

We lose $100 million every time we miss out a series against India - PCB chairman

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday sent a Notice of Dispute to its Indian counterpart, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), under terms of reference of the ICC's Dispute Resolution Committee for “breaching the agreement” in regard to the Future Tours Program, penned down in 2014.

The two boards had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to play six full bi-lateral series, four of which had to be hosted by Pakistan. However, none of them materialised due to India's refusal to play Pakistan.

“PCB has claimed the losses and damage suffered as a result of BCCI’s breaches of the agreement,” a PCB official told Cricingif.

PCB chairman Shahryar Khan in a press conference last week told reporters about his intentions to send a legal notice to the BCCI. “We have suffered a huge loss due to Big3 as none of the series signed under the MoU in 2014 materialised,” the chairman had said, adding that he had told the BCCI chairman to expect a legal notice next week.

“We lose $100 million every time we miss out a series against India.”

It has been more than a decade since India and Pakistan last played a Test series. Their last bi-lateral series, hosted by India, was in 2012-13 that consisted of two T20I and three ODIs.