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BCCI,CSA meet; decision on South Africa tour on Tuesday

The top brass of the BCCI had a quiet meeting with their counterparts from Cricket South Africa,headed by president Chris Nenzai.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: October 13, 2013 4:00:26 am

The top brass of the BCCI had a quiet meeting with their counterparts from Cricket South Africa,headed by president Chris Nenzai. Though nothing concrete was decided,it is understood that both parties will reach a resolution on India’s proposed tour to South Africa by Tuesday.

“The meeting went along expected lines and both Cricket South Africa and BCCI officials explained things to each other. The CSA president had said that he would get back to the BCCI by Tuesday. It was a detailed conversation between two boards,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told The Sunday Express.

It is learnt that the Indian board sought a few clarifications from CSA regarding why no protocol was followed in the announcement of the South Africa vs India series. CSA had announced that India would tour South Africa for three Tests,seven ODIs and two T20s,a declaration which apparently caught the board by surprise as they had not sanctioned it from their end.

Board chief N Srinivasan is also of the opinion that it makes more financial sense for the Indian team to play more matches at home than away because then they would not have to share a big portion of the revenue.

“There was no discussion on Haroon Lorgat but BCCI wanted to know who recommended his name and which person sent the CSA a letter stating that the BCCI will have a new chief. But Nenzai said that he was unaware of it,” a BCCI official said.

It is learnt Nenzai requested the Indian board to go ahead with the South Africa tour as a curtailed visit would mean the loss of several million rand for the association. The BCCI,however,have said they have only 25 days available after having confirmed the West Indies and New Zealand tour.

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