ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shehreyar Khan has said that the country’s cricket board will sue India for failing to honour a 2014 deal to play a bilateral Test series.
According to reports, the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) inked an agreement under which the South Asian rivals were due to play six series between 2015 and 2023, subject to clearance from the Indian government.
Under the agreement, India was to tour Pakistan in 2015, with Pakistan visiting its neighbour in 2017. But the BCCI reportedly backed out from playing Pakistan even in a neutral venue apparently due to limitations by the political elite.
“They have defaulted on two series. We will write to BCCI and if they don’t respond then we will take the legal course as we demand compensation,” said PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan.
On the other hand, the PCB’s executive committee chairman Najam Sethi said Pakistan was missing out financially, losing up to $200 million on four of the six series it was meant to host in the aftermath of Pak-India series.
Cricketing ties between the two nations are at a halt since 2007. The Mumbai attack in 2008 consequently led to zero correspondence between the two nations in terms of playing cricket in Pakistan or in India as India pointed fingers at Pakistan for the deadly attack however, Pakistan has denied the allegations.