BCCI confirm SA tour, Lorgat 'suspended'

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have confirmed that they will indeed play against South Africa at the end of the year, but have yet to confirm dates and venues for the trip to the Rainbow Nation.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have confirmed that they will indeed play against South Africa at the end of the year, but have yet to confirm dates and venues for the trip to the Rainbow Nation.

The Indian body confirmed on Twitter that they would be playing two Tests and three ODIs against the Proteas, the minimum requirements by the ICC for a scheduled tour. This is a drastic change from the three Tests and seven ODIs originally planned.

A joint statement then read: "Following meetings in London over the past couple of days, CSA and the BCCI have today announced that the South Africa cricket team will play against India in an upcoming home series comprising of two Test matches and three One Day International matches, the specific dates and details of which will be announced in due course.

"In addition, both parties have also agreed to continue with good faith discussions between their respective Presidents about the possibility of agreeing further bilateral arrangements in respect of the scheduled fixtures between the two teams, and taking into account any scheduling imbalances from previous years."

The tour was in doubt for months after a disagreement between the BCCI and Cricket South Africa over the schedule, which the Indian board said they had not approved, as well as the involvement of CSA chief Haroon Lorgat.

Lorgat was the ICC boss before taking up this post, and in that time made a number of enemies at the BCCI. CSA have since said they will suspend Lorgat while looking into allegations of improper conduct relating to a statement that said the BCCI were disregarding the ICC's rules.

In the meantime, Lorgat will not have any dealings for CSA with matters relating to India.

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