Former PCB Chief Makes Startling Revelation Over Compensation Claim From BCCI
New Delhi: It seems to be confusion and chaos in the thinking of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) once again as the former chief of the board Shaharyar Khan has made a startling revelation. After a long hue and cry over the compensation demand from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Khan has said that PCB’s claim for compensation from India is weak.
It means that Pakistan has found itself in an embarrassing position over its plans to seek compensation from the BCCI for not honouring the MOU signed between the two countries to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. Khan left the PCB in a awkward position when he told the media in Lahore this week that Pakistan had a weak case against the BCCI and was unlikely to get compensation.
He said that Pakistan’s case was weak since the MOU contained a clause that all series between the two countries will be subject to government clearance. The BCCI has constantly maintained that it can’t play Pakistan until its government gives clearance for bilateral cricket.
Ironically it was during Khan’s tenure few months ago that the PCB’s board of governors had approved filing the compensation claim with the ICC’s disputes resolution committee and also seeking USD 70 million in compensation. (With PTI inputs)