ICC forms panel to resolve India-Pakistan cricket dispute

In this file photo, The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters in Dubai. (REUTERS)
Updated 11 April 2018
0

ICC forms panel to resolve India-Pakistan cricket dispute

LAHORE: The International Cricket Council has created a dispute resolution panel to hear Pakistan's compensation claim against archrival India for refusing to play a bilateral series.
Sporting ties between the cricket-mad South Asian neighbors have suffered in recent years amid rising political tensions, and Pakistani cricket authorities say their Indian counterparts have violated a 2014 memorandum of understanding under which the two were to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is seeking $70 million in compensation. It initiated dispute resolution proceedings against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at the ICC in November last year.
A three-member panel will hear the claim later this year, the sport's world governing body said in a statement Tuesday.
"The hearing will take place in Dubai from 1-3 October and the decision of the Dispute Panel shall be non-appealable" and binding on both Pakistan and India, the ICC said.
The BCCI refused to play two series against Pakistan in 2015 and 2017, saying it did not have permission from the Indian government because of strained relations.
India-Pakistan ties, including sports and cultural contacts, plummeted after the 2008 militant attacks in Mumbai, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistani militant groups.
There has been just one bilateral tour since, when Pakistan visited India to play two Twenty20s and three one-day internationals in December 2012 and January 2013.
They have, however, continued to play each other in multinational events like the World Cup.


Pakistan thrash England to win 1st Test

Updated 14 min 54 sec ago
0

Pakistan thrash England to win 1st Test

  • Set just 64 for victory on the fourth morning, Pakistan finished on 66 for one before lunch to go 1-0 up in this two-match series
  • This was England’s seventh loss in 10 Tests as their first match under new national selector Ed Smith ended in a resounding defeat

LONDON: Pakistan beat England by the commanding margin of nine wickets to win the first Test at Lord’s on Sunday.
Set just 64 for victory on the fourth morning, Pakistan finished on 66 for one before lunch to go 1-0 up in this two-match series.
Imam-ul-Haq was 18 not out and Haris Sohail, who hit the winning boundary off Dominic Bess, 39 not out.
England were undone by two top-order batting collapses, slumping to 184 all out after winning the toss in their first innings and declining to 160 for six in their second before fifties from Jos Buttler and Test debutant Dominic Bess prevented an innings defeat.
This was England’s seventh loss in 10 Tests as their first match under new national selector Ed Smith ended in a resounding defeat.
The second Test at Headingley starts on Friday.

Brief scores:
England 1st Inns 184 (A Cook 70; Mohammad Abbas 4-23, Hasan Ali 4-51)
Pakistan 1st Inns 363 (Babar Azam 68, Asad Shafiq 59, Shadab Khan 52, Azhar Ali 50; B Stokes 3-73)
England 2nd Inns 242 (J Root 68, J Buttler 67, D Bess 57: Mohammad Amir 4-36, Mohammad Abbas 4-41)
Pakistan 2nd Inns 66-1

Result: Pakistan won by nine wickets
Series: Pakistan lead two-match series 1-0