BCCI-Cricket South Africa 'Cold War' won't affect us, hints Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni takes a dig at administrators, saying they should play a match between themselves. The India versus South Africa series was heavily curtailed after BCCI objected to a originally-planned two-T20I, seven-ODI and three-Test tour.

updated: December 03, 2013 00:56 IST
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Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni distanced himself from the 'Cold War' that the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Cricket South Africa fought over the scheduling of the bilateral series. (Read: Mahendra Singh Dhoni hints he will miss Gautam Gambhir in South Africa)

Speaking to the media on arrival in Johannesburg on Monday, Dhoni said the apparent acrimony between the Board officials will have no effect on the relationship of the players. (Read: India like a runaway train, won't be intimidated by bouncers, says Dale Steyn)

Promising that the three-ODI, two-Test series will be played in the right spirit, of course with a little bit of banter, Dhoni said tongue-in-cheek: "I think we can arrange a match for the administrators and let them go at each other."

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