ICC rejects Pakistan compensation claim over India

India and Pakistan have not played a full series since Pakistan’s tour of India in 2007. (AFP pic)

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council on Tuesday dismissed a compensation claim by Pakistan over India’s refusal to honour an agreement to play bilateral series.

“Following a three-day hearing and having considered detailed oral and written submissions, the Dispute Panel has dismissed the PCB’s claim against the BCCI,” the ICC said in a statement.

“The decision is non-appealable.”

The dispute centred on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) according to which India and Pakistan had agreed to play six bilateral series between 2015-2023, four of which would be hosted by Pakistan.

The PCB had filed a compensation claim of US$70 million.

But India refused to play Pakistan citing the government’s objections due to strained relations with Pakistan.