ICC chairman Shashank Manohar. @ IANS
ICC chairman Shashank Manohar. @ IANS

The three-day Dispute Resolution Forum hearing into Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) compensation claims over non-fulfilment of bilateral ties against India with marked an end after International Cricket Council chairman Shashank Manohar’s “strong” deposition on Wednesday.

According to PTI, the three-member committee has kept its orders reserved as there have only been oral submissions from both parties. “Now there will be written submissions and after that the panel will write the order,” said a senior BCCI official on the condition of anonymity.

The PCB has claimed Rs 447 crore compensation after alleging that the BCCI did not honour a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which required India to play six bilateral series between 2015 to 2023.

“We are very happy how the cross examinations went. Today, Manohar’s deposition was very strong. He deposed as India’s witness not as ICC chairman. Even all the other witnesses also put up a strong case,” the official said.

Meanwhile, Salman Khurshid, India’s former external affairs minister was cross-examined on Tuesday and justified India’s refusal to play bilateral cricket with Pakistan.

Khurshid has been presented as BCCI’s prime defence witnesses on the second day of the hearing that began Monday. Manohar was the BCCI president when erstwhile PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan had visited India to arrange for bilateral series at neutral venues. “Manohar is very well versed how the e-mail signed by Sanjay Patel is not binding. He is well aware about contractual obligations in bipartite agreements,” the official said.