Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) asked Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to either play the cancelled bilateral series between India-Pakistan or compensate for the financial losses.
Last year, PCB urged India for bilateral series but India did not agree to play against Pakistan. PCB Executive Committee Chairman Nazam Sethi claimed that financially they suffered a lot as India refused to play in bilateral series.
The Dawn quoted Nazam Sethi, “We have mentioned it clearly to BCCI and ICC in a recent meeting that either India should play cricket with Pakistan or compensate us for damages. We have also demand compensation from ICC as PCB is suffering financially because of non-fulfilment of BCCI’s commitment to play cricket series with Pakistan.”
He clearly stated that Pakistan would not accept any grant or short loans to cover the loss from the cancelled series. He added that if India doesn’t show their willingness to play the match then the match point should be awarded to Pakistan.
The tension between the two countries has risen after the Indian army conducted surgical strike on 29th September across the Line of Control.
BCCI president Anurag Thakur earlier requested ICC, not to place India and Pakistan in the same group in the multi-national tournaments. He said, “Keeping in mind that the government has adopted a new strategy to isolate Pakistan and in view of the public sentiment in the country, we request ICC not to put India and Pakistan in the same pool of the multi-nation tournaments.”
BCCI repeatedly rejected Pakistan’s request for resumption of ties. The PCB wants BCCI to honour the agreement of six series, 2015-2023 under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed in 2014.