Though India had principally agreed to a two-Test, three-ODI arrangement after meeting with Chris Nenzani last week, it seems David Becker's outburst has thrown a spanner in the works.
Becker's statement was "The blatant manipulation of voting by Srinivasan to oust Tim May from the ICC Cricket Committee was another (manipulation). But perhaps the most concerning example is the recent attempt by Srinivasan to manipulate the FTP schedule to his own benefit. There is a formal, unequivocal and unanimous ICC board resolution approving the current FTP schedule (including three Test matches, seven ODIs and two T20 internationals between India and South Africa). When the ICC allows one of its directors to blatantly disregard an ICC board resolution, it becomes more than questionable governance - it becomes improper. Shashank Manohar would never have allowed it. Neither would former ICC Presidents Sharad Pawar or David Morgan."
It seems Srinivasan feels that Becker, who worked closely with Lorgat was instigated by the latter to make this statement.
Talks regarding the tour were held on the sidelines of the board meeting in London.
Sources to NDTV say that Lorgat's presence in London with the South African delegation may have further complicated the matter. The Becker issue continued to bug the Indian officials.
The future of the tour now hangs in a balance with BCCI asking CSA to explain Becker's comments. It will be discussed during the BCCI working committee meeting in Chennai on 2 October.