The BCCI and CSA are still undecided over the former's scheduled tour to South Africa later this year. One of the primary factors at play is the revenue a touring India side brings to the country that hosts it. It's becoming increasingly clear, then, that the revenue sharing for cricket needs another look.
The back and forth between Cricket South Africa and the Board of Control for Cricket in India continues to rage on, and uncertainty reigns over what will and won't be this summer. Haroon Lorgat has met with a BCCI official, but nothing official has come of it. That will only happen once the BCCI gives the go-ahead at its AGM on 29 September.
It's terribly frustrating, and yet the BCCI can get away with it. Simply because if all the complexities of the BCCI's issues with Lorgat are stripped away and the BCCI's powerplay is taken at face value, there is one clear theme which emerges: they're a money spinner.
Whenever India tours anywhere, the host country makes a pretty penny from broadcasting rights. It's a very lucrative business and as much as 80% of cricket's income is generated through broadcasting.
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