BCCI blames CSA for ongoing deadlock

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 04, 2013 07:01 hrs

BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel has said that Cricket South Africa (CSA) is responsible for the ongoing impasse between the two Boards by unilaterally announcing the schedule for India's yet to be confirmed tour of South Africa later this year.

 "Things are going [on] since long. Certain things have to be put in right perspective. Let me inform you that BCCI in normal circumstances would have done anything [for the tour to proceed]. But the protocol of finalising any series is joint declaration. But that declaration was originally done without the BCCI's approval. So we are waiting," he said.

It is not clear what the BCCI is waiting for and what CSA has to do to placate the most powerful Board in world cricket. Patel indicated that BCCI officials were not losing sleep over the possibility that the tour could be cancelled. "A number of countries are ready to play with India. There is no problem at all," he said.

The BCCI does not seem in a hurry to take a final decision, which is likely only after N Srinivasan is allowed by the Supreme Court to discharge his duties as BCCI chief.  The next Court hearing on the issue is on October 7.

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