On Wednesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) ordered the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to pay 60 percent of the costs sustained by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and an ICC panel during the two boards’ legal wrangle over a bilateral series agreement.
The ICC who’s Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) had last month ruled in the BCCI’s favor and dismissed the $70 million recompense claim against it, today delivered another blow to the PCB.
The global cricket governing body in a press release today; declared that its DRC panel has determined that the PCB should pay 60 percent of the BCCI’s claimed costs as well as the administrative costs and expenses of the Panel itself.
Additionally reported, the ICC said that its judgment on the matter is binding and non appeal-able.
The Pakistan Cricked Board had filed the compensation case against India during the former chairman Najam Sethi’s working period.
The board’s posture in the case was that the Indian board had signed an MoU with Pakistan in 2014, in order to restore the bilateral series between the two countries which have remained suspended for the last eleven years. Though, the BCCI has refused to honor their commitment and have not implemented the conditions agreed in the MoU.
The PCB’s officials were hopeful for a decision in their favor in the compensation case but the verdict proclaimed on 20th November went against them.