The BCCI's continued refusal to explain means that its latest bombshell - a home series against West Indies when everyone was looking forward to an away series in South Africa - will be interpreted in a manner embarrassing to itself, and to Sachin Tendulkar, among others. Riding roughshod over other cricket boards, the ICC and the interest of the game itself has been reduced to a crude art. If it has been done to appease television, then let the television channels take over the BCCI's job. At the very least, it shows poor planning. (Related blog - Winning isn't everything)
But look at the range of possible explanations that are already being tossed about:
1. It is a purely commerical decision so Sachin Tendulkar can play his 200th Test match at home and then retire. The money possibilities are huge in this for the BCCI, which puts a price on everything.