South African Cricketers' Association unhappy with shortened series versus India

The BCCI, after much drama, has agreed to play a two-Test, three ODI series against South Africa in December. The original itinerary had three Tests and seven ODIs but BCCI refused to agree.

updated: October 22, 2013 19:33 IST
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The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) has expressed its disappointment at Tuesday's joint announcement by Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirming the shortening of India's tour to South Africa. "This is a huge blow not only to the players but also to the cricket loving public of South Africa," said SACA's chief executive, Tony Irish.

"Everyone is now deprived of a meaningful series, especially in the Test format between the world's top two cricket nations. I don't see how this can possibly be in the interests of either cricket in this country or of the global game. Cricket is the loser, plain and simple."

"In addition CSA will suffer massive financial losses which will affect players, cricket programmes and cricket development at all levels in our country".

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