With India not expected to play Pakistan in a bilateral series, the PCB has decided they will sue the BCCI for not honouring the MoU that was signed between the two countries.
According to reports, the PCB chairman Shahrayar Khan and the board of governors of the PCB reached this conclusion and also set aside a huge sum of money for legal expenses to fight this battle with the BCCI.
The PCB and BCCI had sighed a Memorandum of Understanding way back in 2014 under which they were expected to play in six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. Four of these were to be hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board, in Pakistan or at a neutral venue.
This MoU had been signed under the presidency of N Srinivasan, who was later forced to resign and since then, the BCCI has repeatedly rejected playing with Pakistan in a bilateral series. An angered PCB has decided to take the BCCI to court for the same.
Two months ago, the PCB is said to have sent the BCCI a legal notice regarding the same, and it now remains to be seen how will the PCB push this through.
The bilateral ties between Pakistan and India have deteriorated over the last few years and apart from ICC tournaments like the World Cup and World T20 and other competitions like the Asia Cup, the cricket teams from the two countries haven’t played each other.
The two sides last played in an ODI in a bilateral series in 2012-13 which was hosted by India. Pakistan had won that series 2-1. Their last Test match came long before that, nearly a decade ago in 2007, in a series in India.