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CSA could lose 2.5-mln-rands a day if India tour gets shortened

Johannesburg, Sept 4 (ANI): Cricket South Africa could lose massive amounts in revenue if India’s tour to the country later this year gets shortened, as the BCCI now wants a mere two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20 matches, instead of the seven ODIs and three Tests.

According to Sport24, the BCCI announced on Sunday that it had given the green light for a previously unscheduled tour of India by the West Indies (comprising both Tests and one-day internationals) in November, while also approving an itinerary for India’s trip to New Zealand which encroaches on the roster for the SA tour already revealed by CSA.

The West Indies tour now clearly threatens to overlap with the start of the SA tour, whilst an itinerary released by the New Zealand authorities on Monday indicates the first ODI against India starting on January 19, that is supposedly the final day of the third and last Test between the Proteas and MS Dhoni’s team at the Wanderers, the report said.

Should the India tour be shortened, CSA would suffer financially due to lost revenue from TV rights deals, the report added.

The board could now lose as much as 2.5 million rands a day if the tour is shortened, the report further said. (ANI)