After legal victory, BCCI to file counter case to recover legal costs from PCB

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) The BCCI on Tuesday said it will approach the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee to recover the legal cost from the Pakistan Cricket Board after the sport’s world governing body rejected Pakistan’s compensation claim against India for not playing bilateral series. The ICC’s dispute panel dismissed Pakistan’s compensation claim against India for allegedly failing to honour a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral series. “After hearing the evidence and arguments of the parties over three days in Dubai, the Dispute Panel has rejected all of the PCB’s contentions and accepted the BCCI’s case inter alia on the ground that the BCCI Letter was non-binding and merely expressed an intention to play,” said the BCCI in a statement. “The BCCI wholeheartedly welcomes the decision of the Dispute Panel. The BCCI will now move the Dispute Panel to recover its legal cost from the PCB,” it added. The PCB had demanded Rs 447 crore compensation after alleging that the BCCI didn’t honour the MoU that required India to play six bilateral series between 2015 to 2023. The BCCI, on its part, maintained that the alleged MoU was not binding and did not stand as Pakistan failed to honour a commitment to support the revenue model suggested by India for the ICC. PTI BS PM PMlast_img read more

Spain hit late winner in World Cup warm-up

first_imgTunisia 0 Spain 1: Aspas seals late win for unimpressive Spaniards Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 04:40 6/10/18 aspas-cropped Getty Images Iago Aspas scored the winner late on in Krasnodar as Spain just about did enough to beat a well-drilled Tunisia ahead of the World Cup. Spain produced a disappointing showing in their final World Cup preparation friendly, needing a late Iago Aspas strike to secure a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Saturday.Julen Lopetegui’s men go into the finals in Russia as one of the tournament favourites, yet they showed little evidence of their qualification form in Krasnodar, appearing toothless in attack before Aspas’ fierce 84th-minute effort.Although Spain’s knack for keeping the ball still seems in good health, they did not do a great deal with it in a particularly unimpressive first-half display. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Tunisia looked a far greater threat in the final third, but their finishing left a lot to be desired – Ferjani Sassi and Naim Sliti particularly culpable with bad misses.Spain had a little more control in the second half and managed to carve out a few chances, David Silva and Diego Costa going close.Tunisia nevertheless looked to have done enough to claim a commendable draw, but Aspas drilled home after Costa showed good awareness to pick him out, meaning Spain head into the World Cup in winning form and unbeaten since Euro 2016.9 – Iago Aspas has been involved in nine goasl in his ten games for Spain (five goals & four assists), all of them in the second half. Prince— OptaJose (@OptaJose) June 9, 2018For all of their possession, Spain showed precious little going forward during the early stages, with Tunisia looking much brighter.The underdogs had to rely on a Spain error for their first chance, as Thiago Alcantara’s pass across the defence was cut out by Anice Badri and he managed to tee up Sassi in the middle of the area. Fortunately for Spain, the Al-Nassr midfielder’s first-time effort was tame and straight at David de Gea.Spain appeared to have been roused as they went close twice in quick succession in the 22nd minute – Rodrigo Moreno glancing a header wide before Sergio Ramos’ 30-yard drive flew just over.That was hardly the start of an extended period of pressure, however, as Spain were lucky to not fall behind just after the half-hour mark.Badri again caused problems on the left, crossing into the danger zone for Sliti, who inexplicably failed to hit the target from six yards.Spain tightened up at the back upon the restart and eventually crafted a decent chance just before the hour, as Silva met Ramos’ deep cross and fired wide from a tight angle.Costa was introduced from the bench soon after and he quickly looked to make an impact, shooting from the edge of the box and forcing Aymen Mathlouthi into a fairly comfortable save.Spain stepped things up towards the end and were rewarded for their efforts as Costa – who initially appeared to have wasted the opportunity – broke into the box and opted to tee up Aspas instead of going for goal himself, the Celta Vigo star duly blasting in left-footed.Yet it was not a performance that will worry Portugal ahead of their World Cup opener on Friday. read morelast_img read more