LONDON: South Africa and India have agreed a compromise deal which will see India’s tour of South Africa go ahead, with Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Haroon Lorgat ‘withdrawn’ from India-related matters.
A joint statement issued by CSA and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said their sides will now play two Tests and three One-Day Internationals, although the dates and venues are yet to be announced.
Relations between the two boards deteriorated as a result of reported BCCI anger at the way Lorgat had dealt with them in his previous role as chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
And the situation was inflamed further when David Becker, a former legal advisor to CSA, accused the BCCI of breaching rules regarding the ICC’s Future Tours Programme.
However, the joint statement said Lorgat would have a reduced role in CSA’s dealings with the BCCI and would stand down from the ICC’s chief executives’ committee while the global governing body ‘investigated’ his conduct.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 23rd, 2013.