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BCCI to pull out of SA tour over Haroon Lorgat's appointment?

CNN-IBN
Jul 11, 2013 at 09:40am IST

New Delhi: Miffed over the possible appointment of former ICC chief Haroon Lorgat as Cricket South Africa's (CSA) CEO, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may pull out of the upcoming tour of South Africa, sources have told CNN-IBN.

BCCI has already red-flagged the schedule for the tour announced by CSA after the Indian board learned that CSA is planning to interview Lorgat for the post of its CEO.

PTI had earlier quoted BCCI interim head Jagmohan Dalmiya as saying India is unhappy with the uneven gaps between the three Tests. There is a two-day break between the first and second Test and eight days between second and third. The Indian board is reportedly also unhappy with a seven-match ODI series, which it reckons is too long.

According to a report by the Associated Press, South Africa's cricket body responded by saying its Indian counterpart is "welcome to raise any issues" it has over the schedule for their upcoming series.

CSA also said any disagreement over the dates of matches on India's tour starting in November "will be dealt with in the normal amicable manner between the two national bodies."

But now sources have told CNN-IBN that Lorgat's possible appointment by CSA could be the key issue behind BCCI expressing it displeasure.

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