Yes, both teams have a good reason for this: WC 2015Yes it has.. And honestly, I do not have a problem with any of what has happened except that it looks like we may play just 2 tests in RSA now.. I really was hoping we would play at least 3. Ideally, I would have loved to see Windies play 3 tests and then we go to RSA and play 3 tests and 3 ODIs and then go to NZ and play 3 ODIs and 3 tests. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be 2 tests and 3 ODIs in the first two series and 2 tests and 5 ODIs (Really necessary?) in the 3rd series..
I just wish we would play more tests
FTP and here:Listen guys, it's all well to blame the BCCI for snubbing CSA in this manner, but lets look at this in an unbiased manner. If the BCCI had released the itinerary for the SA tour of India with 3 tests and a zillion ODIs without consulting CSA they would have been accused of being presumptuous and power drunk bullies. It's unfortunate things have played out the way they have, but CSA have to shoulder the major part of the blame for the mess. Can't help but feel that Lorgat has overplayed his hand and it has backfired spectacularly on him.
The FTP is not a binding contract. Cricket boards are obliged to co ordinate and confirm itineraries all the time. The statement from CSA is empty fluff that neither confirms nor denies the BCCI's claim that the itinerary was released by CSA without consulting them. I'm pretty sure the BCCI would only be happy to co ordinate with the host nation provided they are kept in the loop instead of the host nation acting unilaterally.FTP and here:
"CSA, however, has claimed that it has not received any formal complaint from the BCCI and that they have followed all the correct protocols. "If the BCCI has any concerns they can raise them with us and we will sort them out amicably as we have always done in the past," Michael Owen Smith, CSA media consultant, said.
No, you haven't. But thanks for the obvious troll post. I fully expected someone to come up with this. You might want to look beyond your prejudice and see the CSA corporate weasel speak for what it is. A whole lot of words that satisfies the need for an apparently measured response, but does absolutely nothing to clarify the situation.Looks like we've got ourselves a bcci apologist here.
If you don't think the 'lack of consultation' had anything to do with what the bcci have been saying/leaking about lorgat, I have a bridge to sell you. SA have everything to lose here financially. They're clearly not taking an overtly strong stand against the bcci; lorgat and CSA have been very conciliatory in their words. So if their words are a facade, why else wouldn't they do everything they can to work with the bcci to finalize the details of the tour? Joburg has already gone ahead with selling tickets despite the preponement of the NZ tour (aka a giant screw you from the bcci to CSA). Playing India brings home the bacon to CSA . Playing SA brings chump change to the bcciNo, you haven't. But thanks for the obvious troll post. I fully expected someone to come up with this. You might want to look beyond your prejudice and see the CSA corporate weasel speak for what it is. A whole lot of words that satisfies the need for an apparently measured response, but does absolutely nothing to clarify the situation.