BCCI says not worried about tour to South Africa, a 'lot of countries' are ready to play with India

BCCI is also reportedly upset with CSA for appointing former ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat, who had rubbed some top Board officials on the wrong side in the past, as its new CEO despite hints that such a move could hamper the good relations that existed between the two cricket boards.

updated: October 03, 2013 16:41 IST
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Mumbai: The BCCI on Thursday blamed breach of protocol by Cricket South Africa for uncertainty over the Indian team's scheduled tour to that country later this year.

"Things are going (on) since long. Certain things have to be put in right perspective. Let me inform you that BCCI in normal circumstances would have done anything (for the tour to happen). But the protocol of finalising any series is a joint declaration. But that declaration was originally done without the BCCI's approval. So we are waiting," said BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel.

CSA announced a three-Test series against India as well as an ODI rubber from November-January without consulting the BCCI which turned down the CSA's programme and slotted in an unscheduled tour by the West Indies next month.

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