The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been handed approval for the reservation of rupees one billion in order to bear the legal costs of filing a compensation claim against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). “We have hired a British law firm to represent us in the case and file the compensation claim with the (ICC’s) disputes resolution committee,” PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Saturday (July 29).
“With India refusing to play us in a bilateral series, we have lost millions in revenues,” Khan said adding that the PCB had already sent a notice to the Indian board seeking USD 69 million in compensation.
“Even our broadcasting contract is clear that unless Pakistan and India don’t play a series or more during the tenure of the contract, a sizeable amount is deducted from the contract amount,” he added.
“The Afghanistan board has to apologize for the way they publicly gave a statement about Pakistan and Pakistan cricket. We were surprised at their statement because we have always supported Afghanistan cricket,” he said.