23 Oct 2013

South African ditch chief executive to get Indian tour

10:36 am on 23 October 2013

South Africa's Cricketers' Association has criticised the decision to shorten a tour by India later this year after a dispute between the two governing bodies.

The teams will play two tests and three one-day internationals, seven fewer fixtures than were first scheduled.

India agreed to the tour only after being assured that Cricket South Africa's chief executive Haroon Lorgat would have no role in relations with Indian Cricket's Board of Control.

Lorgat, a former ICC chief executive who has an acrimonious relationship with Indian cricket, is now being investigated by his former employers.

The shortened tour will be a major financial blow for South Africa, but the BCCI said a longer tour would have been too much of a physical burden on their players.