Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

4 October 2013

South Africa: Cricket - BCCI Says It's CSA Who Dunnit

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It's been over a month since there were clear signs that India's tour of South Africa was either going to be cut short or completely called off, and still the future of the tour is unclear. Even the Supreme Court has expressed concern over the state of the BCCI.

The ICC remains mum while CSA has put on its best pauper face, begging for scraps - and let's not even mention the fans.

Question: how difficult can it be to organise a cricket tour? Answer: very hard, if your first priority is power play.

It has now been over a month since the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced an additional tour prior to what would have been their visit to South Africa. It's also almost a month since they announced that their tour of New Zealand would be brought forward. It's been a couple of weeks since Haroon Lorgat met with the BCCI on the sidelines, and it's been four days since the BCCI's AGM, where one of the men at the centre of the storm, Narayanaswami Srinivasan, was re-elected as BCCI president.

High-profile meetings usually yield results or some sort of clarity. Yet...

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