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http://goo.gl/UMD1dl Rohit and Kohli look capable for SA How many of you agree? Schedule of the series: 1st ODI: South Africa v India at Johannesburg Dec 5, 2013 (14:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 18:00 IST) 2nd ODI: South Africa v India at Durban Dec 8, 2013 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:30 IST) 3rd ODI: South Africa v India at Centurion Dec 11, 2013 (14:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 18:00 IST) SAf Invit XI v Indians at Benoni Dec 14-15, 2013 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:30 IST) 1st Test: South Africa v India at Johannesburg Dec 18-22, 2013 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 14:00 IST) 2nd Test - South Africa v India at Kingsmead, Durban Thu Dec 26 - Mon Dec 30 |08:30 GMT | 10:30 local| 14:00 IST INDIAN SQUAD: Test squad: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha ODI squad: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra South Africa Test squad: Graeme Smith (capt), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Imran Tahir, Jacques Kallis, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Thami Tsolekile (wk)

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BCCI objects to South Africa tour itinerary

The BCCI has objected to the itinerary of India's tour to South Africa starting in November, which was announced by Cricket South Africa on Monday. According to the BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel, CSA announced the schedule without obtaining the BCCI's consent. "We have written to CSA mentioning that while we have been discussing the tour itinerary, nothing had been agreed upon (before they announced the schedule). The discussions are on and a consensual decision will come soon," Patel told ESPNcricinfo. Jagmohan Dalmiya, who has been in charge of the BCCI's day-to-day affairs with N Srinivasan having stepped aside as president, confirmed that the BCCI had raised "concerns" with CSA. While both Dalmiya and Patel refused to elaborate on those concerns, it is learned that the new BCCI administration has concerns with the "number of matches and the itinerary" for the tour. At the moment, the tour comprises two Twenty20 internationals and seven ODIs, followed by three Tests. The tour is scheduled to end on January 19, just before the start of the New Zealand tour, though the schedule for that tour hasn't yet been finalised. The BCCI feels that seven ODIs are "too many". "If we have five ODIs, perhaps the tour can get over a week early and the boys can have a week-long break before flying to New Zealand," a BCCI insider said, preferring anonymity. He also revealed that the board has been consulting the players on whether they would prefer to play the Tests before the ODIs. CSA, however, has claimed that it has not received any formal complaint from the BCCI and that they have followed all the correct protocols. "If the BCCI has any concerns they can raise them with us and we will sort them out amicably as we have always done in the past," Michael Owen Smith, CSA media consultant, said.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/south-africa-v-india-2013-14/content/story/649521.html?CMP=chrome

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As much as one hates Srini it's hard to imagine the SA board trying to pull this when he was in charge. It seems they are testing if the new honcho has the ability to play hard with them. It's either that or Dalmiya was known to being out-Maneuvered by various boards.

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How can they announce the dates without getting BCCI approval. Dalmiya should cancel the tour to teach them a lesson.
What :confused: We are not touring Sri Lanka it's South Africa..we really needed a series against them.

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yeah cancelling a tour is just not on. Make it 5 ODIs and thats it. What cricket south africa have done is keep their various cricket centers happy with 7 ODIs. It will generate a lot of revenue for them.

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As much as one hates Srini it's hard to imagine the SA board trying to pull this when he was in charge. It seems they are testing if the new honcho has the ability to play hard with them. It's either that or Dalmiya was known to being out-Maneuvered by various boards.
No S%^t, no way of this happening when that guy was around, dont think any board would have have messed with him. But would be interesting to see now what Jag Dal does. SA obviously trying to maximize money.

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7 is over-kill. Good stuff from BCCI who r finally waking up to players injury concerns. Though I hope they dont mess with the order, ODI's are always a good build up towards test series.

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i think 7 odis will be played since they`ll play all the odis in different venues,1 t20 will be removed,the last test will begin 4 days early and maybe one warm up match will be cancelled.. that being said the durban test will be played on the boxing day,so either one has to entirely revamp the schedule to play the joburg match b4 the boxing day or simple let the schedule remain the same but start the joburg test by 10th jan,that`ll mean not much rest for the players

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7 ODIs are definitely too many. Hope they get it reduced to 5.
This. But it's still nice the players will get used to conditions with A tours, ODI's and 2 warm up matches before the 3 tests. It will give them best chance of a win in SA.

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

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.
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/cricketnext/bcci-to-pull-out-of-sa-tour-over-lorgats-appointment/405680-78.html

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BCCI needs to stop getting their panties wet over internal matters. I agree with them on the 7 ODIs being too long but stick to that. Dont make this an issue.

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one very small incident.... am sure there is something else... Haroon Lorgat brushes aside BCCI’s request of overturning Kolkata decision In a defining move, the Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council Haroon Lorgat has stated that they cannot go back at their decision of re-locating the India-England World Cup game from the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, despite a request by the governing body of the game in India - the richest and most affluent cricket board in the world - Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The match was moved outside Kolkata after the organizers at the venue failed to complete the re-construction and uplifting of the stadium in time for the match. The ICC had extended the dead-line twice before and they decided to put their foot down and deprive the biggest stadium in the world of its most sought after match of the 42 day extravaganza. The Cricket Association of Bengal is bitterly disappointed at the decision and approached the BCCI to help them get the game back, yet it seems that the ICC is not going to budge. Shashank Manohar of the BCCI wrote to Lorgat, however the Chief Executive confirmed that he could not alter the decision which was based on a principled stance. "I told him the ICC could not accommodate the request," Lorgat told media. "There was too much of planning and too much of logistics that would be involved," concluded the administrator who hails from South Africa. The venue has lost its most sought after match and now would have to contend with hosting three matches involving the minnows of the game. The three matches are - Ireland v Holland, South Africa v Ireland and Zimbabwe v Kenya – and it is not clear yet if the CAB would be allowed to host those matches at the Eden Gardens. Lorgat has conveyed to the BCCI and the CAB that the governing body of the game would not be not be holding further inspections of the venue. They have given the onus to the BCCI and CAB and want them to see for themselves if the landmark venue that hosted the 1987 World Cup final between Australia and England has the capability of hosting the three matches. "The big commercial game was India v England. The other matches involve Associates, which cannot be big money spinners. It is now for the CAB to take a call and if they want to save the face, they could get the ground ready for the other three matches," an official close to the negotiations said. Manohar, however stressed that the ball is in the ICC’s court who are the tournament organizers, who have “every right to decide on this,". "We've tried our best for the CAB but the final word was always going to be the ICC's." stated Manohar. Meanwhile the rest of the cricketing world has lauded the decision by the ICC. They think that finally the most powerful cricket board in the world has been cowed down by the ICC which was often referred as a toothless tiger in the past. The BCCI is the biggest revenue earner from them and the perception is that they control the decision making through the force of their financial muscle. At the same time it is a pity that the World Cup would not see 100,000 spectators in full motion, many cricketers rave about the games that they play at the Eden Gardens which is the loudest, and most exciting cricket venue in the world especially when full. Some enthralling games have taken place there over the years, and the World Cup would be a little less vibrant without the venue.

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Can anyone explain the issue between BCCI and LogRat in detail?
lorgat had asked for wolf report which was more about governance of ICC it painted BCCI as the vilan who can override decisions in their favour and he wanted to push DRS as well and the world cup match at kolkata. Think BCCI should pull out of SA tour show them who own their asses. :viking::whack:

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BCCI mulls ending CSA's stake in Champions League T20 http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/story/655575.html

Relations between the boards of India and South Africa are believed to have suffered a setback following the appointment of Haroon Lorgat as the chief executive of Cricket South Africa, ESPNcricinfo understands. At stake for CSA is its partnership in the lucrative Champions League Twenty20, and the hosting of a full series against India later this year. The BCCI's concerns over Lorgat's appointment - formally announced on July 20 - were raised at a Champions League T20 meeting earlier this week, it is understood. The meeting in London, attended by representatives of BCCI, Cricket Australia and CSA, was not a pleasant one - one source said it got "very uncomfortable". The BCCI said it hadn't ruled out ending the CLT20 association with CSA, which like CA holds a stake, although South African teams' participation was to continue regardless. When CSA announced Lorgat's appointment last week, it said it had been under BCCI pressure to do otherwise. Having gone ahead regardless, CSA and Lorgat said they hoped they could iron out their issues with the BCCI. "We went to India and talked to the president of the BCCI and they raised their concerns about Haroon [Lorgat]," Chris Nenzani, the CSA president, said at that time. "We told them, 'We will not undermine your concerns but we will have to take decision based on the interests of CSA.' We have a long history of friendship and a good relationship with the BCCI, and we value that relationship. We have no reason to believe this appointment will jeopardise the relationship in any way." Early rushes suggest CSA might have underestimated the BCCI's ire, which is believed to stem from Lorgat's promotion of DRS and his insistence on the implementation of the findings of the Woolf Report during his time as ICC chief executive. CSA's next plan of action is to wait for a report on the meeting, which Naasei Appiah, the CSA CFO and its acting CEO in the London meeting, is preparing. It then hopes that Lorgat can salvage the relationship. The BCCI's working committee, meanwhile, will meet on Sunday, and is expected to finalise its requirements regarding the schedule of India's tour of South Africa. Jagmohan Dalmiya, the acting president of the BCCI, told ESPNcricinfo that the board hadn't sent an alternative itinerary over to CSA yet, and was expected to do so only after the Sunday meeting.

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BCCI mulls ending CSA's stake in Champions League T20 Relations between the boards of India and South Africa are believed to have suffered a setback following the appointment of Haroon Lorgat as the chief executive of Cricket South Africa, ESPNcricinfo understands. At stake for CSA is its partnership in the lucrative Champions League Twenty20, and the hosting of a full series against India later this year. The BCCI's concerns over Lorgat's appointment - formally announced on July 20 - were raised at a Champions League T20 meeting earlier this week, it is understood. The meeting in London, attended by representatives of BCCI, Cricket Australia and CSA, was not a pleasant one - one source said it got "very uncomfortable". The BCCI said it hadn't ruled out ending the CLT20 association with CSA, which like CA holds a stake, although South African teams' participation was to continue regardless. When CSA announced Lorgat's appointment last week, it said it had been under BCCI pressure to do otherwise. Having gone ahead regardless, CSA and Lorgat said they hoped they could iron out their issues with the BCCI. "We went to India and talked to the president of the BCCI and they raised their concerns about Haroon [Lorgat]," Chris Nenzani, the CSA president, said at that time. "We told them, 'We will not undermine your concerns but we will have to take decision based on the interests of CSA.' We have a long history of friendship and a good relationship with the BCCI, and we value that relationship. We have no reason to believe this appointment will jeopardise the relationship in any way." Early rushes suggest CSA might have underestimated the BCCI's ire, which is believed to stem from Lorgat's promotion of DRS and his insistence on the implementation of the findings of the Woolf Report during his time as ICC chief executive. CSA's next plan of action is to wait for a report on the meeting, which Naasei Appiah, the CSA CFO and its acting CEO in the London meeting, is preparing. It then hopes that Lorgat can salvage the relationship. The BCCI's working committee, meanwhile, will meet on Sunday, and is expected to finalise its requirements regarding the schedule of India's tour of South Africa. Jagmohan Dalmiya, the acting president of the BCCI, told ESPNcricinfo that the board hadn't sent an alternative itinerary over to CSA yet, and was expected to do so only after the Sunday meeting.

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:yay: Way to go BCCI!
What are you so proud about? If anything I am ashamed that my country's cricket board is represented by Srinivasan, Pawar and the rest of these people. The extent of this bullying is sickening and then we wonder why India is the most hated cricket team on the planet.

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BCCI Working Committee meet: India's tour of South Africa to be curtailed?

Kolkata: The itinerary for the upcoming tour of South Africa and a disciplinary panel report on sacked IPL chief Lalit Modi are among the issues that would dominate discussions when the BCCI's working committee meets here on Sunday. The BCCI is keen on playing two Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals during the series beginning November, while Cricket South Africa had announced the schedule with three Tests, seven ODIs and two T20Is. "We have not taken any final call on the tour as yet, hopefully we will send an alternative itinerary over to CSA after tomorrow's meeting," BCCI's acting President Dalmiya said. There is also a section in the BCCI which wants to curtail the series to protest the appointment of former ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat as the CSA's CEO. The Working Committee is also likely to discuss the findings of a Disciplinary Committee comprising Jyotiraditya Scindia and Arun Jaitley, who were appointed to investigate charges of financial bunglings against Modi. An exhaustive report of about 500 pages had been earlier submitted but it is unlikely that interim president Dalmiya would take a decision on Modi in tomorrow's meeting. There is also speculation that the two-member internal probe panel, comprising former judges T Jayaram Chouta and R Balasubramanian, has also submitted its report on the IPL spot-fixing scandal. The committee, according to some media reports, has cleared sidelined BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan of betting charges but no BCCI official was willing to speak on the issue. But both Dalmiya and BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel have denied receiving the report. "We have not received any report... I've absolutely no idea about it," Dalmiya told PTI. But insiders claim that the report was submitted on Thursday and the verdict would be read out absolving Meiyappan of the charges of betting in the last edition of the Indian Premier League. A verdict in favour of Meiyappan would pave the way for Srinivasan into the BCCI as he had stepped aside from his post of president after Mumbai Police had levelled charges against his son-in-law in the spot-fixing and betting scandal. Srinivasan's return would also mean that he will be technically eligible to contest in the Board's elections in September. Srinivasan, however, would not attend the meeting tomorrow and Kasi Viswanathan would represent the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. Among other things, there's likely to be a debate over the Board's move to cap the age limit for domestic-level match referees at 60 as that would mean that BCCI would lose out on some prominent names like Kalyan Sunderam, B Raghunath, Raju Mukherjee and Balbir Singh, who have all crossed the age limit. Former India captain and leg spinner Anil Kumble, now the president of the Karnataka Cricket Association, may raise the issue in the working committee as no such cap had been placed by even the ICC.
Source: http://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/news/211462-south-africa-tour-itinerary-lalit-modi-up-for-discussion-at-bcci-working-committee-meet :hysterical::hysterical:

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