Lorgat-Patel meeting fails to break impasse

Sep 18, 2013, 01:00 IST | Agencies

India's proposed tour to South Africa later this year is in limbo at the moment and any clarity on the subject will be possible only during the Board of Control for Cricket in India's AGM on September 29 in Chennai.

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel and Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat met on the sidelines of the ICC’s Chief Executives conclave on Monday but the discussions failed to break the deadlock. Lorgat said he remained hopeful of a solution.

Haroon Lorgat
Haroon Lorgat

“I am happy to say that we had a constructive meeting and I would like to thank Sanjay for his friendliness and support in trying to find a way forward,” Lorgat said in the CSA release.

“After listening to Sanjay, it is clear that we will now have to wait for the BCCI’s AGM to be completed before any tour schedule can be confirmed,” he said.

Lorgat, whose run-ins with the BCCI began during his days as ICC Chief Executive officer, said the Presidents of the two Boards will meet after the BCCI AGM.

“Our Board Presidents are also in discussion and we will now arrange for them to meet soon after the BCCI AGM.

It is key for all of us to make sure that the good relationship between our respective Boards is maintained and, in fact, strengthened and that we also honour the proud history between our two countries,” he said.

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