The Pakistan Cricket Board has filed a notice of dispute against BCCI for India’s refusal to play bilateral series with Pakistan. PCB claims that the BCCI has failed to fulfill an agreement which was signed in 2014 to play bilateral series. PCB also claims that they ended up with a loss of up to $70 million from the failure of the BCCI to play two series, in November 2014 and December 2015.
Sending of the notice of dispute to the ICC is the final step in the process of resolving the dispute. The PCB started the process of proceedings in May 2017, Then it ended mow in sending a dispute notice to the BCCI.
Both boards have met on a number of times to find a solution, but all the meetings does not ended in a fine manner. The last meetings was held earlier this summer in England. BCCI got quite heated up when PCB raised the prospect of legal action. Shashank Manohar, The ICC chairman was was also present on that occasion.
The ICC has received a Notice of Dispute from the PCB’s lawyers. This will be forwarded to the Chairman of the Dispute Resolutions Committee, Michael Beloff QC next week. The central plank in the PCB’s arguments is the original agreement signed between the two sides. The agreement had the sides playing six series between December 2015 and December 2022.