CSA, BCCI To Discuss India Tour Of South Africa At Int'l Cricket Council Meeting In Dubai
The two-day Int'l Cricket Council CEOs meeting commenced in Dubai "with one of the main points of discussion being an attempt to save India's tour to South Africa in November-December," according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat and Board of Control for Cricket in India Secretary Sanjay Patel "were due to meet to discuss the issue." Whether the "all-powerful and cash-rich" BCCI, which had protested about the appointment of Lorgat as CSA CEO, "will yield and go ahead with the proposed tour will be known only after their meeting." The CSA stands to lose $15M if the BCCI "sticks to its demand of not wanting Lorgat as South Africa's chief executive." The BCCI is understood to have clearly stated that Lorgat, who as ICC chief executive backed the controversial decision review system and also the Woolf Governance Review against its wishes, "should not be holding any administrative post in CSA" (GULF NEWS, 9/16).