PCB versus BCCI legal battle moves ahead

The dispute between the cricket boards of Pakistan and India is set to move ahead to it’s next phase with the announcement of a three-man dispute panel by the International Cricket Council.

The hearings will take place in Dubai from October 1-3 and the decision of the panel will not be subject to appeal.

The Pakistan Cricket Board are seeking damages understood to be in the region of $70million from revenue loss due to cancelled bilateral series agreements in November 2014 and December 2015.

A press release issued by the ICC on Tuesday read: “The International Cricket Council today confirmed that the Hon Michael Beloff QC will chair the Dispute Panel in the matter of proceedings between the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

“The other two members of the panel, which has been established under the Terms of Reference of the ICC Disputes Resolution Committee, are Mr Jan Paulsson and Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AO, SC.

“The hearing will take place in Dubai from 1-3 October and, as per Article 10.4 of the Terms of Reference of the ICC Disputes Resolution Committee, the decision of the Dispute Panel shall be non-appealable and shall remain the full and final decision in relation to the matter and binding on all parties.”


The BCCI have been blocked from arranging bilateral series with Pakistan due to the tense nature of political relations between the neighbouring states.

The ICC has arranged numerous meetings between the boards but all have ended in frustration.

The FTP agreement made by the BCCI and PCB is likely to form the core of the argument for Pakistan.

The BCCI will almost certainly argue that they are being blocked from fulfilling their FTP agreement by government action.