India bags 188 medals at Special Olympics; PCB pays compensation to BCCI

India has so far won a total of 188 medals at the Special Olympics World Games, which is being held in UAE’s capital city Abu Dhabi. India’s medal tally comprises 50 gold, 63 silver, and 75 bronze medals.

Held in West Asia for the first time, 7,500 athletes from 190 countries across the world are taking part in the 15th edition of the Games, which boasts of 24 Olympic-style sporting events. Team India is the second largest contingent after the host UAE with 378 athletes.

Indian paddlers have made history in table tennis by clinching four gold medals and one silver medal. While in the women’s singles event, India’s Anu Chennekota’s won her maiden Special Olympics World Games gold in the 16-21 years’ division-3 category, another Indian Sabita Yadav won a singles gold in the division-4 category and Reshma Shaikh claimed silver following a narrow loss to Sabita in the final.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has paid approximately $1.6 million as compensation to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after losing a case in the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee. The information was shared by PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani on March 18, 2019.

The PCB Chairman stated that the PCB had incurred costs of around $2.2 million on the compensation case which they had lost. Besides the amount paid to India to cover the costs of the case, the other expenses included legal fees and travel.

Key Highlights:-

1. The cricket board had sought a huge amount as compensation from the BCCI for not honoring an MoU signed between the two boards.
2. The PCB claimed the MoU to be a binding pact and said that the BCCI’s failure to honor it had resulted in losses running into millions of dollars.
3. The PCB had filed a compensation case against the BCCI in 2018 before the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee for an amount of around $70 million.
4. According to the agreement, India and Pakistan were supposed to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023, which the BCCI failed to honor.

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