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West Indies likely to play two Tests, three ODIs in India

Amol Karhadkar

September 2, 2013

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A day after BCCI announced a proposal to host West Indies in November for a series that had never been mentioned in the ICC's Future Tours Programme, it appears that West Indies will play two Tests and three one-dayers in India.

A BCCI official confirmed with ESPNcricinfo that West Indies are set to play "two Tests and three ODIs starting in the first week of November". The final decision will be made once the tour, programme and fixtures committee finalises the dates in consultation with the West Indies Cricket Board. The itinerary of the tour is expected to be announced mid-September.

If West Indies are to play two Tests and three ODIs after India's home ODI series against Australia, which concludes on November 2, it would mean India cannot reach South Africa before November 30, for a series that was originally scheduled to begin on November 18 with a T20 against South African Invitation XI. Add to that the commencement of India's tour to New Zealand on January 19, which was originally supposed to be the last day of the South Africa tour, which gets trimmed further.

However, the official, who has been involved in negotiations with Cricket South Africa ever since BCCI objected to the itinerary eight weeks ago, reiterated that the South Africa tour was not put off. "We understand we have a commitment and we want to tour South Africa, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't safeguard our players' and board's interests," he said.

With the BCCI adhering to the players' demand of having "at least a week's break" between the South African and New Zealand tours, it appears that India's original South Africa tour of three Tests, seven ODIs and two Twenty20s will be pruned to two Tests, three ODIs and a solitary T20 and CSA may have no choice but to accept whatever BCCI offers.

Players' demands aside, the official also indicated that the ego problem that the BCCI representatives have had with their South African counterparts has been one of the hurdles while finalising the tour schedule. "Just because an FTP was announced many years ago doesn't mean you should announce the tour itinerary without even consulting us," the official said.

With time running out for CSA to finalise their domestic season's fixtures, it appears that the South Africa tour itinerary won't be sealed till the CSA officials bow down to the pressure exerted by the most influential body in world cricket.

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by Capricorn60 on (September 4, 2013, 7:20 GMT)

As an Indian fan, have mixed feelings on this. Unless one is looking through rose-tinted glasses or living in fantasy land, one has to accept Sachin is naturally well past his best and one has to be realistic in knowing he is unlikely to prosper against the likes of Steyn, Philander & Morkel - considering he also hasn't fared well against lesser attacks recently. Therefore if these Tests have been staged at this last minute as a last hurrah for Sachin & for him to gracefully say his goodbyes in front of his home crowd in reaching this 200 Tests milestone at the same time, then maybe the BCCI is doing the right thing in these circumstances as a tribute & recognition of Sachin's immense contribution to our beloved game of cricket.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 23:42 GMT)

BCCI has been successful in getting away with this, lot of things at stake, but overlooked. They managed to bring in a WI series ahead of SA tour, bcz they dont like Lorgat and at the same time Sachin gets an opportunity to play infront his home fans with less or absolutely no pressure against dibly-dobly WI pace attack while playing his 200th Test. Imagine how great it would have been if Sachin scoring a ton against the no.1 Test team with likes of Styen, Philander, Morkel in 200th Test but opportunity denied to him by BCCI, in short they only mean Business, not Cricket. Shortened series against SA won't be that promisiing .

Posted by SandipManjrekar on (September 3, 2013, 21:33 GMT)

For those who wish to shame on BCCI for spoiling the Indian cricket forever and ever, have a look at this. SA's away Test series since 2003 to till date now are in PAK 2 Tests (2003/4), in NZL 3 Test (2003/4), SL 2 Test (2004), IND 2 Test (2004/5), WI 4 Test (2005), AUS 3 Test (2005/6), SL 2 Test (2006), PAK & BANGLA 2 Tests each (2007/8), IND 3 Test (2007/8), ENG 4 Test (2008), AUS 3 Test (2008/9), IND 2 Test (2009/10), WI 3 Test (2010, NZL3 Test (2011/12), ENG 3 Test(2012) & in AUS 3 Test (2012/13). Why did SA play a short series at away venue? Why should BCCI entertain unilateral itinerary by CSA? If CSA can think about home revenue, why not BCCI? What BCCI has done is within their rights & in the interest of IND cricket. Anyway Tendulkar is the highest run scorer by any foreign player in SA against SA since 1940 and he doesn't need WI or any team for his personal records. He is not willing to give up even after WI tour. BCCI critics should know that it's time to act by CSA only.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 18:02 GMT)

what is the point of a two test match series?

Posted by dpeerwani on (September 3, 2013, 16:42 GMT)

It is heartening to see that, at the time of writing, 68% of 3,500 people in a Cricinfo poll voted that the tour to SA should have three tests, if nothing else. Very few people voted in favor of seven ODI's, which I totally agree with. Tests are the pinnacle of cricket and should always take precedence over meaningless bilateral ODI contests.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 15:46 GMT)

I don't want to watch Sachin playing his 200th match against West Indies in India. It's like BCCI is doing favour to complete his 200 matches mile stone.I want to watch him to face world best attack, may be one last time. Who knows.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 15:33 GMT)

This is not good news for cricket lovers. BCCI is coming with this idea for only pressurizing the legendary batsman to retire from Test cricket that's the only format he plays now. Home series in India, let's god play his 200 match and retire him. Shortening the SA tour is very bad decision. For a good test series, emerging shining of good players it's has to at least four match series. Earning money should not be only motive for the any series. This is not acceptable.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 15:03 GMT)

The real losers are the fans here. For more than a year and a half I was waiting for the SA tour and thought there will be atleat 4 tests. This would have been the real deal(4 tests) to see how guys like Pujara and kohli would have performed and such a great learning experience for them. I understand finance, but please explain to me what good a meaningless 2 test series does.You cant say test cricket is priority and let it fade like this with meaningless series. Home or away, every test series should be for a min of 3 tests(Ideally it should be 4). I like the 5 test schedule for England but gutted that Steyn and co VS Pujara and Kohli will be shortened. And for god's sake, stop these utterly meaningless bilateral ODI series.

Posted by boharaamit on (September 3, 2013, 14:03 GMT)

I think the BCCI should have had a three match test series cutting on those 3 ODI's They should look to add a couple of points more before the SA test series.All for the rankings cause we all know whats gonna happen in SA , big indian fan though.

Posted by Rambo-Raja on (September 3, 2013, 13:54 GMT)

BCCI is perfectly right in its own way to have a home series to generate revenue. Also enough of Sachin bashing, his record speaks for himself. As an Hardcore Indian Cricket Fan, I would love my hero Sachin to say his last hurrah in my homeland in front of our own country me rather in another continet where you don't get decent crowds for tests. Pls watch highlights of some old tests there will be more ground staffs in south african grounds for test matches than spectataors.

Posted by naresh.partani on (September 3, 2013, 13:49 GMT)

It is very sad that a marquee clash between India vs South Africa is being put in doubt. Cricket fans wait for series like this for four years and BCCI couldn't care less. It hurts their ego to compromise. As I understand the reason for BCCI scheduling the India vs West Indies series at home is to give Tendulkar a perfect good bye. I think a much better farewell for Tendulkar would be to help India win a test in South Africa in front of a packed crowd in Jo'burg or Kingsmead. That's how we fans want to remember him to in our minds. But thanks to BCCI we may not get that oppurtunity. It will be an utter dissapointment if the SA series is cancelled or even cut short. If that happens the cricket fans will be rendered inconsequential once again.

Posted by NixNixon on (September 3, 2013, 13:34 GMT)

This is laughable really, India needs to decide whether they like Cricket or Tendulkar. And secondly if you want to prove yourself the best team in the world you have to defeat the best and hence this shortened tour of two tests smell of someone running away and scared to face the challenge. India dont believe they can win SA and are looking to minimize the damage so to speak.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 12:49 GMT)

Out of nowhere, BCCI plans a home series against WI, that too with the danger of the SA tour getting shortened, which I feel holds much more importance than a home series against WI. Its strange as one cannot find out the reason behind having a pointless series which wouldn't have any sort of pre tournament rivalry bulding around itself. If BCCI had to plan it so that people would be able to watch Sachin play his 200th test in India, then this should have been planned beforehand. Otherwise, it doesn't matter even if it is Bradman, that you suddenly decide to negotiate with another country to shorten the tour at this point of time when you just have around 3 months left for the SA tour.

Posted by S074 on (September 3, 2013, 12:45 GMT)

India defeated West Indies and then got defeated by England........defeated West Indies again........were thrashed by somewhat weaker Australian side....... I have nothing against West Indies but being a Die Hard Superstitious fan of India I am getting goose bumps

Posted by venkatesh018 on (September 3, 2013, 12:30 GMT)

For the sake of Indian Cricket and its future, Sachin and other Indian players should speak out at least now...World cricket should not be held to ransom like this by one Board. The Silence is deafening !

Posted by Sachin_The_Greatest on (September 3, 2013, 12:24 GMT)

Posted by on (September 3, 2013, 9:23 GMT)

you are in a dream world, sachin has scored 5 centuries on SA pitches most then any other batsman, you should check the records before critising a great player.

sachin had not asked BCCI to Plan this WI tour. And why do you think that he is not going to travel to SA?

Posted by Cric_god_Sachin on (September 3, 2013, 12:22 GMT)

Loving this stuff (Aka Attitude) from BCCI. As the above article reads - BCCI wants a series that had never been mentioned in the ICC's Future Tours Programme and the reality is that if they want it they will get it . HAHAHA take that all BCCI haters !!!.. Now an official openely says - "Just because an FTP was announced many years ago doesn't mean you should announce the tour itinerary without even consulting us," This shows the attitude that BCCI has and I think its fair to say this board was mis-treated for long and its paying back. Finally, the article summarises that - till the CSA officials bow down to the pressure exerted by the most influential body in world cricket - Now if you have the power, why not use it...HAIL BCCI. HAHAHA

Posted by fguy on (September 3, 2013, 11:30 GMT)

loving the fact that finally an Indian establishment is using its power also all these people disparaging a great player without knowing the facts dont have a clue. obviously he didnt ask for this. it was bcci's way of killing more than 1 bird with 1 stone -- 1) why should they give up a cricket highlight (1st player to play 200 tests) to any other country. why give up that privilege? 2) this way they allow SRT's fans to participate in that event 3) also, srinivisan in an interview last year had mentioned that he would like India to have a regular home season in Oct/Nov ie around diwali & have the equivalent of the boxing day test every year. 4) if it wasnt for the WI series then India's home season would be just the 7 ODI's against Aus. why should the premier cricketing nation have such few matches at home & give up their revenue to other boards besides not giving their home fans enough home matches to watch in stadiums

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 9:23 GMT)

Shame on BCCI and spoiling the Indian cricket for ever and ever. I dont understand why they are giving importance to person than cricket cricket is the big deal over all and no person like Sachin is bigger than sport

I sincerely request you to cancel upcoming champions league which is scheduled from Sep 21 and scrap it with South African tour starting from September end.Let they go to SA and play tests and come back and play Odi series with Aussies and then go back and complete the remaining tour of SA and then play WI at home and travel to NZ

I pl and CLT20 is no use to Indian cricket just for making big bucks.

If Sachin is a legend then he would love to play his 200th test in South Africa not in west indies.if he plays 200th test against WI then its a shame and it indicates that he is afraid of SA bowling attack on their own back yard

Posted by Sanjiyan on (September 3, 2013, 9:22 GMT)

This shows how immature the BCCI really is. I can understand if they stated: We would love to have SRT play his 200th test in India. But what they are doing now is throwing their toys out of their cot because CSA chose to appoint Someone who they think is the best man for the job. Yes CSA made a mistake of announcing the schedule before it was finalized, but sanctioning their mistake like this is farcical. I hope that if this tour takes place SA crush India on the field.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 9:19 GMT)

I would love to hear the players honest thoughts on this... I mean if we the fans and the media can see this ABSURDITY surely the players can.

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME... the players have the biggest influence, take a stand. Like Kanye West says.. "No one man should have all this power"

Posted by vaidyar on (September 3, 2013, 9:04 GMT)

I feel betrayed. That's the only feeling am getting. It's like being a child when you wait the months out waiting for exams to be over so that the trip your parents were talking about is about to happen. And then for some reason they cancel it. It's that feeling! After the heavily lopsided Ind-Aus series, this is what we were looking forward to. And then they have issues with Lorgat becoming CEO and this happens! An absolute shame! Am going to stop following Indian cricket at this rate. Kumble, RD, VVS, SG and all have retired and SRT will go soon too. Just have to not follow another bunch that's all.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 8:55 GMT)

The great duel that we were expecting in South Africa is going to be reduced to mockery by the meddling BCCI and its attempts to show that it is the real boss of the cricket world. Why is that with 3-4 months to go the itinerary isn't set in stone? Further the ICC should scrap its FTP as it is now meaningless.

Posted by topeleven on (September 3, 2013, 8:33 GMT)

What's the purpose of having an FTP and later adding a tour and scrapping the proposed tour...... BCCI runs the show and ICC is a mute spectator..... They r ruining the game

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 8:14 GMT)

Really hope they dont reduce the number of tests against S.A.... I mean would love to see Sachin playing against S.A than W.I even if its not in India...

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 8:07 GMT)

To all BCCI critics, I am not in favour of any thing less than 3 tests in SA either. But that does not mean that we shouldn't host WI for 2 home tests. People may think this is because BCCI wants to get even with CSA. But revenue matters a lot and Sachin to play 200th test in front of home crowd is a big big thing! In today's world what would Australian Cricket Board not do if Bradman was to play his final test with a chance to finish with an average of 100? It is a similar if not a bigger occasion for Indian cricket. Also, none of this would have become such a big issue had CSA discussed the tour itinerary with BCCI before releasing it. It is as much CSA's fault as anyone else's. Give BCCI a break!

Posted by uppalapati chowdary on (September 3, 2013, 7:54 GMT)

Oh..! not again..don't cut off the test series, all the fans are eagerly waiting for this Test series..at least 3 tests should be held along with 3 ODIs and no T20 if BCCI feels players need a break..which they deserve. Traditional Boxing Day test and New Yer test matches are a treat for the viewers and followers of game.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 7:34 GMT)

Finally its going to come down to this, India beats WI by 1-0 or 2-0, goes to SA and SA crushes India in all test matches, we go to NZ, we get killed there and then, BCCI will be back to say due to the cramped schedule, the players were not able to get used to the conditions and also were tired and that is the reason for the loss. To cover up, they will invite Sri Lanka or host pakistan for a series, and we will forget all about the loss, if we get a few wins against them. The IPL will start after that and there needs no explanation on that topic. This is what happens when business men, who have no idea of cricket, run the board just because of the money that comes along with it. Its surprising that these so called sports lovers, dont run a football club, or any other suffering sport, and all of them want to be associated with cricket.

Posted by Ali-Sajid on (September 3, 2013, 7:23 GMT)

So the Indian team will now face Austrailia, West Indies, South Africa, Newzealand and then will have to play World t20 and IPL followed by a tour of England all in less than a year. Yes im sure the players interests are being considered and im sure they will get plenty of rest in this packed schedule.

Posted by DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on (September 3, 2013, 6:42 GMT)

odi is real cricket so i dissapointed since it reduced to 3. No worry for 2 tests.

Posted by usernames on (September 3, 2013, 6:10 GMT)

I don't know why there is such a hoopla over this. BCCI thinks it's better to have a WI series before SA; that's a *good* thing. The itinerary for SA tour hasn't been decided yet. It could be shorter, but I'd prefer a 3/4 test, 3 ODIs and no T20I series. That shouldn't be too difficult to fit in a month and a half.

Even if we play the first test between December 5-9, second from 13-17, 3rd from 26-30, and fourth from 3-7, we have time for 3 one day matches on, say, the 10th, 13th, and 16th. The NZ series can start off a week after that, or maybe even 4 days. I think it's still very much possible to truncate the series but keep the tests to 3, or even increase it to 4. I don't see why this would cause them to drop the number of tests to 2.

Posted by akheel_aa on (September 3, 2013, 5:44 GMT)

It's plain and simple case of business. No matter how much one cries, you have to accept that BCCI is having all the control and CSA is only facing the trouble that they called upon themselves. While being the CEO of ICC Haroon Lorgat created headaches for BCCI, despite knowing the fact that BCCI has so much of power. Now having selected that man as CSA Chief, what can CSA expect out of BCCI? It might so happen that, BCCI might end up sending a "B" team to South Africa for this series and later would ask IPL owners to start dumping South African players. Remember, each cricket board earns money for every player coming out of that country while playing for IPL. Unless CSA throws out Haroon Lorgat or the current BCCI board members leave, things are not going to change.

Posted by QingdaoXI on (September 3, 2013, 5:43 GMT)

India's tour of South Africa is still on If they go by this way 4 Dec t-20, 6 Dec First Odi, 9 Dec 2nd Odi, 12 Dec third odi, 15 -17 dec first warm up match, 20-22 dec second warm up match, 26-30 dec First test, 3-7 Jan Second Test, 11-15 jan third test, So there will be three tests, three odis and solitary t-20. with two warm up matches of three days. This is good schedule and both the boards should look this post and try to follow this, it will not rob us fan from three tests.

Posted by harsha_chu on (September 3, 2013, 5:42 GMT)

As an Indian fan, I would rather see Sachin playing his 200th test at the wanderers facing Steyn and Morkel than watch him play in Mumbai against WI ! I cannot beleive BCCI is cutting short the SA series to play against WI and NZ !!!

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 5:39 GMT)

India does it all because of the high headedness of their board members. The power which Indian Cricket Board enjoys today, will not last longer. Secondly, if India wants to consolidate their test ranking by playing West Indies who are currently 6th, before they take on South Africa is also not going to help them. Two tests in South Africa will not provide India a good chance to save the series against the top ranked side in the world. I would say this is purely an arrogant decision on part of the Indian Board.

Posted by SP68 on (September 3, 2013, 5:31 GMT)

I agree with other posts as India desperately trying to see off Sachin on a high in India against lowly placed WI in India. In one way the BCCI is also right as he is a stalwart of 198 tests and has single handedly took the expectations of Indians for so long. Well every one knows that Sachin is not at his best and also age has caught up with him. He is showing only his old glimpses, better he retire on a high in the Indian series and I appreciate the board for taking this decision

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 5:15 GMT)

It is understandable if the BCCI is cancelling or shortening a series against Sri lanka,Bangledesh or Zimbabwe as they have probably had enough seeing one sided competitions, but come on considering West Indies over South Africa. That is totally absurd i mean even from the crowd's/Viewers perspective it would have been more demanding if South Africa's Itinerary was unchanged.

Posted by sapthagiri_186 on (September 3, 2013, 5:14 GMT)

Everyone are speaking that the series is made around one single player, however, the point over here is that BCCI is against the appointment of Haroon Lorgat asCSA's President. This is what BCCI is against and now its showing CSA the consequences of not listening to them.

Posted by jigu7 on (September 3, 2013, 5:08 GMT)

i agree with u sanju, india team in now playing all kids and claiming to be no.1 this is not fair, why is india team afraid to paly africa in africa, this is than clear every dog is lion in their home, so india is afraid to go to play in africa, but not afraid if theCLto may be shifted to africa or IPL may be, shame on indian team, i hope now they keep on loosing all matches from here

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 5:01 GMT)

I don't know who BCCI are kidding. It is India who have to grab a chance to play as many tests as possible against the current best side in the world. 2 tests are a joke. 2 tests must be minimum for any "series".

Posted by saju391 on (September 3, 2013, 4:52 GMT)

India is scared of SA as they know they can't win against them in the home country. So they r trying to shorten the tour and want to play the low rank teams. Such a shamefull approach

Posted by njain82 on (September 3, 2013, 4:29 GMT)

What a shame... BCCI leaders are playing petty politics and depriving cricket fans of one of the most exciting test contests Indian team has played in a long time. BOOOOO !!!!

Posted by ilovebdcricket on (September 3, 2013, 4:13 GMT)

BCCI should offer Bangladesh to play the 200th test of Sachin while his record against BD is good and also in the mean time BD can tour India for the first time . But seems to me it's not gonna happen. The game BCCI playing I am with BCCI all the time.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 4:09 GMT)

Probably too scared to face SA. Indians dont want another drubbing like they had in ENG and AUS last year.

To be honest, I wouldn't pay to watch india play test cricket anyway.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 4:06 GMT)

Am I the only thinking the BCCI are throwing the toys out their pram because SA would not bow to Indian pressure not to appoint Haroon Lorgat as the chief executive of Cricket South Africa.......?

Posted by RamShankarS on (September 3, 2013, 4:05 GMT)

Seriously? I would rather wish Sachin opt out of the 2nd test against WI and play his 200th test in SA. If we (media and fans) don't make a big fuss about the landmark (it is one, indeed) before it is achieved, I am sure it will not be in his head.

Posted by himanshu.team on (September 3, 2013, 3:22 GMT)

While BCCI has every right to object to CSA's decision of not consulting BCCI befor efinalizing the itenary, it is acting against the wishes and interest of all cricket lovers, if it reduces the SA tour to just 2 test matches. If time is a problem eliminate the t-20 or even ODIs for that matter. Have at least 3 tests if not 4 or 5. The top 5 teams must not have any series with less than 4 test between themselves.

Posted by   on (September 3, 2013, 2:35 GMT)

I dont know why India want to play WI home series at the expense of SA tour. Remember, WC 2015 is not in subcontinent.

Posted by mensan on (September 3, 2013, 2:24 GMT)

I can see 2 reasons. First India wants to save 3-0 whitewash against South Africa; 2-0 is not the same thing as 3-0. Second, India wants to save Tendulkar from the embarrassment of failing in his last series and 200th test match on fast/bouncy South African tracks.

Posted by stumpedlloyd on (September 2, 2013, 23:53 GMT)

India would rather play weaker sides, West Indies and New Zealand, in tests than the top test side, South Africa. That says it all. I'd much rather watch Kohli, Sachin and Pujara take on Steyn and Morkel than Roach and Sammy or Bracewell and Gillespie. India ought to play at least 3 tests against South Africa, and cut down the number of ODIs and T20s.

Posted by Robster1 on (September 2, 2013, 21:44 GMT)

Wow - the BCCI seem to thrown their dollies out of the pram. SA/India must be a minimum of three tests - always.

Posted by   on (September 2, 2013, 20:25 GMT)

The tests against SA are important and should not be overlooked..!

Posted by   on (September 2, 2013, 20:04 GMT)

But West Indies already toured India at end of 2011 plus played them in the triangular series already this year. Just shows how unpopular the sport is :)

Posted by maheemanga on (September 2, 2013, 19:57 GMT)

Why dont BCCI just tweak the Home series against Aussies and make it Triangular. It would also lessen the boredom of ODI's. The tour should be like this:

Ind v Aus only T20I - October 8, Tri Series 6ODIs (Ind-Aus-WI) from October 10-24, Final - Oct 27, Test Series: (Ind v WI) 1st Test- Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2nd Test- 6-10 Nov. now Ind can reach SA by 18 November easily.

Posted by RoyRulez on (September 2, 2013, 19:54 GMT)

Ridiculous things happening. Who on earth wants to watch West Indies or New Zealand play test cricket?? India should be more interested in playing a more competitive series against SA. Test matches against WI and NZ is the last thing a viewer wants. Also, SA have this problem. All their test series are of 3 or less matches. If we look at the last few years only Bangladesh and Pakistan have played lesser number of test matches than SA. Aus-Eng is always 5-match, Ind-Aus 4 match, Ind-Eng 4 match but SA always gets less number of matches. This is extremely unfortunate. Being the No. 1 team in the World, they should get longer tournaments against fellow top teams!!!

Posted by mzm149 on (September 2, 2013, 19:49 GMT)

South Africa is a formidable test team. It requires great effort to face their pace attack and take wickets of their batsmen in their den. Who wants their ranking to go down after all? South Africa will retain their test ranking for quite a long time until Amla, de Villiers, Duminy, Smith, Philander, Morkel and Steyn all retire at once. Clever move by BCCI!

Posted by   on (September 2, 2013, 18:20 GMT)

Cut the South africa one day series to 3 or 5 matches don't cut test series as 2 test are very less and we indian fans were eager for this south africa tour specially test matches If BCCI people are reading this adopt this tour for fans

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