'SA breached protocol'

The BCCI bla­m­ed breach of protocol by Cr­icket South Africa for uncerta­inty over the Indian team’s sc­heduled tour to that country 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 happen). But the protocol of finalising any series is a joint declaration. But that declaration was originally done without the BCCI’s approval. So we are waiting,” said BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Thursday.

CSA announced a three-Test series against India as well as an ODI rubber from November-January without consulting the BCCI which turned down the CSA’s programme and slotted in an unscheduled tour by the West Indies next month.

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