The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) v The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Award - 20 November 2018
This contractual dispute between the Pakistan Cricket Board ("PCB") and the Board of Control for Cricket in India ("BCCI") has attracted media attention for reasons relating to political tensions extraneous to the field of play; indeed suggestions have been made that its outcome could generate a precedent of significance for international relations. The Panel therefore wishes to make it clear that, in its firm view, the officials of both the PCB and the BCCI have in this matter acted in the legitimate pursuit of the welfare of their two sporting institutions and that this award does no more than to establish legal rights and obligations in the case before it in light of the law, the rules governing the administration of the sport and the specific evidence adduced by the parties.
Dispute Panel: Michael J Beloff QC, Chairman
Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC
See also The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) v The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Costs Award - 12 December 2018