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PCB Chairman Najam Sethi Says India Have to Play Pakistan If They Win the ICC Case

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Najam Sethi PCB chairman. Photo Credit: AFP.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has accepted any ruling of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Disputes Resolution Committee.

However, they want the India-Pakistan bilateral ties to get included in the FTP. The Future Tours Programme consists of the seasons between 2019-2023

PCB chief Najam Sethi returned after attending several meeting of the ICC Executive Board. It also included other committees which held in Kolkata.

He informed the Pakistan media that he had signed the FTP document conditionally.

“We have made it clear that if the ICC’s Disputes Resolution Committee rules in our favour in October, then India must play against us in the new FTP programme,” he said.

“Even if the result is otherwise we still have got confirmed around 123 matches in the new FTP, so we have done well,” he said.

The International Cricket Council gave shape to the Future Tours Programme during the meeting in Kolkata. However, the current schedule of the FTP doesn’t include any Pakistan-India bilateral matches.

PCB further filed a compensation case against the BCCI to ICC. It is regarding that they haven’t honoured a MoU which was signed way back in 2014.

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Najam Sethi has been at the helm of PCB’s affairs. Photo Credit: Getty Images

The International body further added that the Disputes Resolution Committee would conclude soon.

The compensation claim which amounts to around USD 70 million by Pakistan following a four-day meet in Dubai in October. Sethi is confident of the fact that PCB will win the compensation case. He feels they have prepared a strong legal case and will win.

“Our stance remains that the MoU signed between the two Boards in 2014 during the ICC meetings confirmed that both boards would play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023,” Sethi said.

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BCCI’s response 

The BCCI in response has said the MoU was not a legally bound document. It was a condition supporting Pakistan. However, the Big Three Governance system has been dissolved now. It means the government needed to give the clearance against Pakistan.

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