ICC Dispute Panel Orders Pakistan Cricket Board To Pay 60% Of The Compensation Cost To BCCI

| December 20 , 2018 , 16:04 IST

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Dispute panel on Wednesday ordered the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to pay the BCCI nearly 60 per cent of the legal costs after losing their bid to claim compensation for cancelled bilateral series.

Last month, ICC rejected the PCB's compensation who had asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to pay around $63 million for pulling out of two bilateral series in 2014 and 2015.

According to the norm, the winning party claims legal costs from the losing side.

The ICC committee felt that the BCCI could have made it clear to the PCB at the very outset that the letter was merely a declaration of intent and not the MoU that Pakistan perceived it to be.

"Such misapprehension - indeed these proceedings - would have been avoided if the BCCI, who proposed the letter, had - as it could so easily have done - made clear that it was only a declaration of intent," the DRC stated.

According to media reports ICC said, "The DRC has determined that the PCB should pay 60 percent of "(a) the (BCCI's) Claimed Costs; and (b) the administrative costs and expenses of the Panel... (including, without limitation, the fees of the Tribunal members, and the costs and expenses they incurred in relation to this matter), the figure whereof is to be supplied to the PCB by the ICC".

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Both boards have not yet disclosed the actual amount to be paid by the PCB.

"The PCB notes the ICC Dispute Panel's decision on BCCI's claims for their legal expense incurred on the PCB-BCCI dispute," the PCB said in a statement.

"The award of significantly lesser costs than claimed by BCCI reflects that PCB's case had merits. The PCB, however, reiterates its disappointment in the original decision/award given against it," the board added.