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Pakistan Cricket Board is visibly miffed with the Indian cricket board. Pictured: PCB Chairman Shaharyar KhanReuters

The Shaharyar Khan-led Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) could be taking the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to court after the International Cricket Council (ICC) deducted points from the India women's cricket team for failing to turn up in a Pakistan-hosted cricket series in Dubai between August and October this year. 

The ICC also awarded the Pakistan women's team a total of six points - two points for each of the three matches, in the process. Khan has mentioned that the ICC ruling has given them confidence to carry forward a possible legal recourse against the Anurag Thakur-led BCCI, which is already under heat from the Supreme Court, courtesy, the Lodha Panel.

"We will seek legal recourse against the BCCI via the ICC platform and also proper compensation for the many series they have refused to play against us and caused us heavy losses," Khan said on Friday.

A written Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the cricket boards in 2014 to play six cricket series between 2015 and 2022. There was a huge hullabaloo over the cricket series between the men's teams of the two nations in December 2015. After several rounds of talkings, the series never really saw the light of the day.

Both the men's and women's cricket teams of India and Pakistan played each other last at the ICC World T20 2016 in Dharamsala. Whether India Women are ready to play Pakistan Women now in the T20 Asia Cup 2016, remains to be seen. The match is scheduled for November 29 in Thailand.

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