India Cricket Tour Of South Africa In Limbo After BCCI, Cricket South Africa Talks Fail
The fate of India's tour to South Africa "will depend on the outcome of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Annual General Meeting" on Sept. 29, according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. The tour's fate "is likely to depend on which group comes to power." Given how upset the current regime has been in dealing with Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat, BCCI President N. Srinivasan's continuation in the president's chair "will not augur well for the SA tour." On the other hand, if Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar and former BCCI President I.S. Bindra's camp manages a coup, "CSA can hope of a better deal." As was expected, "there was no headway made" during the meeting between Lorgat and BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel in Dubai on Monday night. The BCCI officials have been suggesting that "even if the tour goes ahead, nothing more than two Tests and three one-day internationals will be possible, although that could lead to heavy losses for CSA that had pinned its revenue on this lucrative tour" (HINDUSTAN TIMES, 9/18).