Haroon Lorgat, Cricket South Africa’s Chief Executive Officer, will meet Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Sanjay Patel in Dubai in mid-September to “work out the best possible schedule” for India’s upcoming tour, the South African board has said.
CSA said the two officials will meet on the sidelines of the ICC’s chief executives’ committee meeting, scheduled for September 16-17, before BCCI interim head Jagmohan Dalmiya confirmed that the series was “never off”.
“There has rightly been concern about reports of a shortened tour by India but I am looking forward to meeting Sanjay so that we can work out the best possible schedule under the present circumstances,” Lorgat said in a CSA release. “As custodians we have a responsibility to act in the best interests of the game and all our stakeholders.”
Dalmiya told PTI: “We are likely to announce the fixtures after our AGM [slated for September 29]. The tour was never off and there was no issue or deadlock [with CSA]. We will just need to work out the modalities and I’m confident it would be done in due course.”*
The Indian board had rejected the itinerary announced by CSA in July, which had India touring for three Tests, seven ODIs and two T20s between November and January.