CSA, BCCI to meet

CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat and his Indian counterpart will meet in Dubai to discuss a tour schedule.

Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - South African and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will meet later this month to iron out a tour schedule which has come under threat.

According to reports, India may want to shorten its summer tour of South Africa.

This after it emerged the BCCI was not thrilled by the appointment of Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat due to his time as CEO of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The Indians are reportedly considering a series against the West Indies in November, which is when the South African tour is meant to start.

Reports claim there is the possibility that the tour may be cut from three Tests to two and from seven ODI's to four.

In a bid to work out the best possible schedule, Lorgat will meet with his BCCI counterpart Sanjay Patel in Dubai on the 16 and 17 September.

Lorgat says the two boards have already been in discussions.

Losing matches will not only disappoint fans, but will also result in a loss in revenue.

"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. As custodians, we have a responsibility to act in the best interests of the game and all our stakeholders."