PCB gets approval for legal action against BCCI

PCB gets approval for legal action against BCCI :- For not honouring the memorandum of understandings(MoU) between two boards in the year 2014 to play bilateral series, the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday gave approval for adopting legal recourse against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The chairman of PCB – Shaharyar Khan and Najam Sethi, after meeting of the Borad of Governers, told media that the members had given approval for using legal channels to seek compensation for the financial losses suffered by the PCB due to India not honouring the MoU.

Khan said that the BCCI signed a MOU document with us to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2022. The ICC is witness to this MOU. We will now be consulting our legal team to take up the matter of India not playing us under the MOU with the BCCI and at the ICC level.

Further, Khan said that BCCI should have thought about it before signing the MoU, when the BCCI was so reliant on their government for playing Pakistan. He said it was unfortunate that the BCCI had not honoured a written agreement.

The PCB chairman – Shaharyar Khan also announced that the board had decided to leave the decision of retirements to senior players Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi.

He further said on the retirement of the senior players that they will have to decide themselves when they feel it is the right time to retire. All three have given Yeoman service to Pakistan cricket and we respect this and want to ensure they are the ones taking this decision.