BCCI: We'll talk to Nenzani, but not Lorgat

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Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani is set to meet with his Indian counterparts to figure out a resolution to the current scheduling crisis, but CEO Haroon Lorgat is distinctly not included in the invite.

Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani is set to meet with his Indian counterparts to figure out a resolution to the current scheduling crisis, but CEO Haroon Lorgat is distinctly not included in the invite.

Lorgat, who did meet with BCCI representatives at the ICC meeting in Dubai recently but made no inroads, was not asked to join the as yet un-named meeting as he had fallen out with the Indian board in his time as ICC boss.

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said: "I have formally invited Mr Nenzani to come down to India and discuss the nitty-gritty of the series. The date and venue will be finalised once all formalities are completed."

As the BCCI have said numerous times before, the uproar stems from the fact that CSA announced a set of fixtures a few months ago that the BCCI objected to. They said they had not finalised the itinerary and the tour would be too long.

As it stands, it looks as though the three-Test, seven-ODI series will be cut down to two Tests and three one-dayers. India have already scheduled a series against the West Indies in the time allocated by the original CSA fixture list.

Patel said: "All that we are aggrieved about is the fact that we were taken for granted and the itinerary was announced unilaterally. Besides, our priority is the Board's and our players' interests.

"My boys are not machines, they need a break. Who are you (CSA) to tell them they should be on the road for more than three-four months?"

Patel then added that while matters were up in the air, he didn't think things would go as far as the tour being cancelled altogether, adding: "We are very positive about the tour and don't see any reason to take the extreme step."

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