KARACHI: Former chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf has stated that board’s authorized battle towards, India for not honouring MoU of enjoying a bilateral collection, is sweet for nothing and it’ll not convey something for Pakistan.
Chatting with journalists in Karachi, Zaka stated the PCB’s MoU with India wasn’t a correctly drafted settlement and it didn’t have clause to make sure compensation.
“This battle will solely trigger embarrassment to Pakistan Cricket Board because it won’t get something. Moreover, I consider that following this tussle, the BCCI will do efforts to isolate Pakistan in worldwide cricket by blocking cricket collection for us,” Zaka stated.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had on Thursday despatched an official discover to the Worldwide Cricket Council looking for formation of dispute panel to adjudicate the matter of Pakistan-India bilateral cricketing ties.
“The MoU was not legally protected as I don’t see any clause, which can permit Pakistan to say compensation or to go to any courtroom of arbitration towards the BCCI for not honouring the dedication,” he stated whereas suggesting that the matter ought to have been dealt with diplomatically.
The previous chairman stated that India provided him the identical when he was heading the PCB, however he took a principled stand within the curiosity of Pakistan.
“First, I informed them that we’re towards shifting all powers to 3 nations, second I requested them even when we supported, what would we get out of it,” Zaka defined.
“I used to be insisting that there must be a clause to offer us authorized safety towards the BCCI in the event that they refused to play collection with us making any excuse,” he stated.
The previous PCB chief stated that he demanded a clause for taking BCCI to Courtroom of Arbitration for Sports activities in case of dishonouring the dedication, however India didn’t comply with it.
“Even Giles Clarke got here to me and I made him clear on my stance; upon listening to my place the ECB chief additionally agreed that it was legally good for us to demand such clause whereas signing any settlement with India,” Zaka stated.
He confirmed that Pakistan’s tour to India in late 2012 was only a goodwill tour and PCB didn’t get any financial profit out of it, however added that it’s incorrect to say that PCB was on the dropping finish on that tour.
“BCCI took care of all of the bills, so how might we endure any losses,” he stated.
“Actually, on the sidelines of that collection, I had fruitful discussions with my then Indian counterpart Srinivasan, who had agreed on resumption of bilateral ties and promised that he would persuade the federal government, however that couldn’t occur,” Zaka concluded.
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