BCCI, Cricket South Africa impasse must end, says Ali Bacher

The former South Africa captain and former chief of the South African Board says it is painful to see that relations between the BCCI and CSA have hit such a low.

updated: September 09, 2013 20:09 IST
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Bangalore: Ali Bacher has urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) to resolve their differences at the earliest, saying "whatever is happening today between Haroon Lorgat and BCCI must end".

Writing in The Hindustan Times on Sunday Bacher, the former South Africa captain and former chief of the South African Board, said, "It pains me that relations between the cricketing boards of India and South Africa have hit such a low. We were really close when I was heading South African cricket in the early 1990s."

The Indian and South African cricket boards were perceived to be on good terms till, reportedly, Lorgat became chief executive of CSA in July this year. The Indian team is scheduled to tour South Africa later this year, but the BCCI has remained silent on the tour dates, even while finalising the schedules of India's tours to New Zealand and England in 2014. The BCCI also invited West Indies for a bilateral series, cutting down on the window for India's tour of South Africa.

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