Times of India – CAPE TOWN: The Indian cricket board’s decision not to play the Boxing Day Test on its upcoming tour of South Africa has left the South African cricket board (CSA) disappointed, but there are no hard feelings.

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  • CAPE TOWN: The Indian cricket board’s decision not to play the Boxing Day Test on its upcoming tour of South Africa has left the South African cricket board (CSA) disappointed, but there are no hard feelings.
  • We have been working for last 18 month and waiting for confirmation from the Indian board,” South African board’s CEO Haroon Lorgat said during a chat with journalists here on Friday, ahead of the inaugural T20 Global League’s players’ draft.
  • Lorgat however said that it would be great if some Indian T20 specialists could take take part in the Global T20 league , which is due to be played in IPL style with eight teams and 57 games.
  • There are 13 countries taking part in the league and I hope the Indians will some day be part of our T20 league,” Lorgat said, while adding that the BCCI’s decision of not allowing its players to play outside the IPL is something which is beyond their control.
  • In other words, he wants the South African cricketers to shirk the tag of chokers on the world stage by learning to win knock matches in their new league.To make this league a success, CSA is committed towards zero tolerance to corrupt practices.


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