Pakistan starts legal battle against India for not playing series
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started a legal battle against Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for not acting upon an agreement to play series.
Pakistan seeks US$70M as compensation from BCCI for not honoring the agreement that was signed in 2014.
According to that legally binding agreement, Pakistan and India had to play six full-fledged series. Four of the series had to be played in UAE or Pakistan and other two in India. PCB chairman Najam Sethi signed this agreement while accepting ‘Big Three’ i.e India, Australia, and England to receive the big amount of revenue of ICC. In that agreement, it was also ensured that if India disagrees to play a series then it would have to pay a heavy penalty.
In 2016 both the arch-rivals had to play a series for which BCCI forwarded a letter to PM Narendra Modi which was kept in files until the deadlines reached. The India consistently dishonored the agreement and due to that, it has to pay a penalty.
After the Mumbai attack, which killed more than 150 people, the Indian government was reluctant to accept the proposal to play Pakistan.
The cricket match of Pakistan vs India has always been the most interesting battle if battle. The public takes it as kind of war. This is because Pakistan and India have had a history which can never be undone.
The perception is now changing in Pakistan and they want the good and balanced relation between Pakistan and India. It has been believed that cricket is the only channel through which Pakistan and India can clear the misunderstanding and sit on a table of dialogue.