BCCI objects to the itinerary of India's tour of South Africa

Updated: 09 July 2013 23:36 IST

BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said on Tuesday that the itinerary of the tour, which begins in November, is being reworked.

BCCI objects to the itinerary of India's tour of South Africa
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India has reportedly objected to the schedule of India's tour to South Africa later this year, saying it was prepared by Cricket South Africa without the BCCI's consent.

BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said on Tuesday that the itinerary of the tour, which begins in November, is being reworked.

Dalmiya said the gaps between some matches in the itinerary were not sufficient and hence it would be amended.

"The gaps between the Tests need to be looked into and there are a few more things that need to be rectified," Dalmiya said.

He added that the respective cricket boards of the two countries would sort out the schedule of the tour and the media should not make an issue out of it.

"There was a bit of misunderstanding. We have informed this to our South African counterparts and the two boards are sorting it out amicably. We don't want to make an issue about it."

According to a leading cricket website, BCCI administration has concerns with the number of ODI matches that will be played. The two teams are scheduled to play seven one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches before a three-match Test series. The BCCI reportedly wants to reduce the number of ODI games so that the tour ends a week early. India are set to travel to New Zealand following their tour of South Africa that ends in January.

(with PTI inputs)

Topics : Cricket Board of Control for Cricket in India Sreesanth South Africa
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