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ICC forms committee to resolve PCB, BCCI dispute

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) has formed a three-member dispute resolution committee to resolve the conflict between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI).

The conflict resolution committee is comprised of Michael Beloff QC, Jan Paulsson and Annabelle Bennett, which will conduct a three-day hearing in Dubai to arbitrate in its legal dispute between the two arch-rivals.

“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,” ICC stated in a statement.

“The two other members of the panel, which has been established under the Terms of Reference of the ICC Disputes Resolution Committee, are Jan Paulsson and Dr Anabelle Benett AO, SC,” it further said.

The cricket governing body also made it clear that decision committee is non-appealable, and shall remain the full and final decision in relation to the matter and binding on all parties.

“The hearing will take place 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 hearing will take place at the ICC headquarters in Dubai from October 1-3.

PCB sent ICC a notice in November 2017 to form a conflict resolution committee to adjudicate the matter between them and the BCCI.

The notice was sent after BCCI did not respond to PCB’s $60 million notice for not entertaining the signed MoU between them regarding playing eight bilateral series from 2015 to 2023.

PCB had accused the BCCI of not honouring the Future Tours & Programme (FTP) commitment, which also required them to play at least two away series against on a neutral venue like the UAE.

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