Is India's tour of South Africa in doubt?

Reports suggest that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may propose a tri-series at home involving Sri Lanka and Pakistan to be held in December this year, in place of a tour to South Africa.

updated: September 13, 2013 17:48 IST
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India is looking for an alternative to the tour of South Africa in November-December which has already entered troubled waters. Media reports are suggesting that India may host a tri-series involving Sri Lanka and Pakistan in December this year. The matter is expected to come up for discussion in Chennai on Saturday during the Asian Cricket Council meeting, when the officials of the three Boards meet. (Read: Pakistan hope for tri-series)

According to sources inside the Pakistan Cricket Board, Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad will not only attend a meeting of the ACC but also hold discussions with BCCI officials. Reports also stated that Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga is expected to represent his board at the ACC meeting. The Asian Cricket Council is headed by current BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan.

If and when a tri-series takes place, it will replace the limited-overs leg of the Pakistan versus Sri Lanka bilateral series in UAE. Also, it would mean a shortened or possibly a cancelled India's tour of South Africa.

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