PCB ask Moin to pay Rs 250 million in damages

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Lahore, Sep 27 (UNI) In a reply to the legal notice sent by Moin Khan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the former captain to pay Rs 250 million in damages over middle-order batsman Mohammad Yousuf's row within a period of 14 days.

According to the media reports, board's lawyer Taffazul H Rizvi dispatched a legal notice to Moin's lawyer Imran Aziz Qureshi yesterday alleging that the former Test cricketer did not pay the full amount to Yousuf while signing a contract with him for the ICL last year.

''That it is also pertinent to mention here that your client on 30-8-2007, received from its Principal Essel an amount of 82,500 dollar to be paid to Mohammad Yousuf as the first instalment for signing the agreement but the amount paid to Yousuf by him was only 52,000 dollar which clearly shows that your client is not fair in his transactions and is apparently siphoning off the amounts received for Principal Essel on behalf of the players,'' the notice states.

''That in the said notice, your client has accepted that he himself and his company 'Game On (Pvt) Ltd' acted as an agent of Essel Sports (Pvt) Limited on whose behalf payment was made to Yousuf after your client approached Yousuf and requested him to play for a league in the style of Indian Cricket League (ICL) organised by Essel.

''That your client got a player's participation agreement signed by Yousuf and the same was signed by your client for and on behalf of Essel and assured Yousuf that the same in no way hinders him to play for his home country,'' it said.

''However, contrary to this Yousuf later discovered that the ICL has been declared a rebel league by the BCCI and the ICC and any player participating in the ICL shall not be allowed to represent his home country,'' notice added.

''Yousuf who is a patriotic Pakistani and has won many awards and titles for his country and is a national asset, on coming to know of this, approached your client and demanded an explanation on which your client gave him an offer that the player's participation agreement will be terminated if Yousuf returns the money received by him from your client,'' the notice stated.

Moin sent a legal notice to the PCB on September 19, demanding Rs 100 million for defaming his name by issuing wrong press statements regarding middle-order batsman Mohammad Yousuf's dispute with the Indian cricket League (ICL) over a contract breach.

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