BCCI unhappy with South Africa tour schedule

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Dalmiya wants to decrease the number of ODIs played

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have revealed that they are unhappy with the schedule of the national team’s tour of South Africa as many of the matches were prepared by Cricket South Africa without the BCCI’s consent.

BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya announced that the two boards are currently in negotiations to reschedule some of the matches.

Dalmiya added that the gaps between some of the Test matches were unacceptable and had to be amended.

“The gaps between the Tests need to be looked into and there are a few more things that need to be rectified,” Dalmiya said.

The interim chief also noted that the two boards were working on fixing the issues and that the media should not make a big deal out of it.

“There was a bit of misunderstanding,” Dalmiya admitted. “We have informed this to our South African counterparts and the two boards are sorting it out amicably. We don’t want to make an issue about it.”

According to the tour itinerary, India and South Africa are scheduled to play seven ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals before the start of the three-Test series, but the BCCI want the number of ODIs to be cut down in order for the tour to finish a week earlier so that India have adequate time to rest and recharge before their tour of New Zealand in January.

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