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The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday, has announced that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would incur 60 percent of the costs incurred by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The decision comes after BCCI had won the legal battle against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the issue of bilateral cricketing ties.

The ICC’s Dispute Panel stated that the PCB should pay 60 per cent of: "(a) the [BCCI's] Claimed Costs; and (b) the administrative costs and expenses of the Panel which fall within the scope of paragraph 11.4 of the T/R (including, without limitation, the fees of the Tribunal members, and the costs and expenses they incurred in relation to this matter), the figure whereof is to be supplied to the PCB by the ICC" quoted Cricbuzz.

The PCB had requested the ICC to look into the matter after India refused to play two bilateral series with the arch-rivals citing lack of governmental clearance.

Meanwhile, “The PCB notes the ICC Dispute Panel’s decision on BCCI’s claims for their legal expense incurred on the PCB-BCCI dispute. The award of significantly lesser costs than claimed by BCCI reflects that PCB's case had merits,” stated the PCB in a statement.

“The PCB, however, reiterates its disappointment in the original decision/award given against it,” the statement added.

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