India to have camp before SA series

India to have camp before SA series

The BCCI will squeeze in a camp for the Indian team ahead of its gruelling South Africa tour, the Board's acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said on Saturday.

The BCCI's upcoming SGM may discuss the contentious issue of including Pakistan in the FTP, Chaudhary added.

"There will be a camp ahead of the South Africa tour. There's little time I understand that but we will see what best can be done," Chaudhary told reporters here.

The series against Sri Lanka will conclude with the third T20I in Mumbai on December 24 and India are scheduled to leave for South Africa four days later for a two-month long tour during which they play three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is beginning January 5 in Cape Town.

The ICC has given a green light to a nine-team Test league and a 13-team ODI league aimed at bringing context and meaning to bilateral cricket. They are due to start in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

But there's an impasse over resumption of bilateral ties between India and Pakistan and Chaudhary said they are working out a solution.

"Obviously India-Pakistan is something that affects to a large extent. That's being looked after. It's not necessary to play every other team like in any other World Cup," Chaudhary said ahead of the December 1 SGM in New Delhi.

An irate BCCI treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry had shot off a letter to acting president CK Khanna and the acting secretary, asking them to share the FTP plans before the scheduled SGM.

"Record my statement nobody is in the dark, all members of the Board will be sent notice of the SGM along with relevant papers on each of the agenda points," said Chaudhary.

 

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