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ICC dispute panel orders PCB to pay 60% of BCCI’s legal costs in compensation case
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ICC dispute panel orders PCB to pay 60% of BCCI’s legal costs in compensation case

The International Cricket Council's Dispute Panel, on December 19, ordered the Pakistan Cricket Board to pay 60% of the legal costs incurred by the Board of Control for Cricket in India while presenting its case in relation to compensation damages claimed by their neighbours.

The Dispute Panel stated that the PCB should pay 60 per cent of: "(a) the [BCCI's] Claimed Costs; and (b) the administrative costs and expenses of the Panel which fall within the scope of paragraph 11.4 of the T/R (including, without limitation, the fees of the Tribunal members, and the costs and expenses they incurred in relation to this matter), the figure whereof is to be supplied to the PCB by the ICC".

In a press release, the Pakistan Cricket Board said: "The PCB notes the ICC Dispute Panel's decision on BCCI's claims for their legal expense incurred on the PCB-BCCI dispute. The award of significantly lesser costs than claimed by BCCI reflects that PCB's case had merits. The PCB, however, reiterates its disappointment in the original decision/award given against it."

Last month, the International Cricket Council had dismissed a compensation claim by the PCB over BCCI’s refusal to honour an agreement to play bilateral series.

The dispute revolved around a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) according to which India and Pakistan had agreed to play six bilateral series between 2015-2023.

The PCB had filed a compensation claim of $70 million.