May 22, 2022

The Indian tour in South Africa will start on December 26, confirms BCCI

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The Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) confirmed on Saturday that the Indian tour of South Africa will start from December 26. The South Africa tour was one of eight decisions made by BCCI at its 90th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Calcutta.

“Indi’s tour of South Africa, 2021-2022, will continue with the revised dates and itinerary. The team will compete in a three-match Test series followed by a three-match ODI series starting on December 26, 2021,” reads the BCCI press release. in decisions made at the AGM.

It comes after Cricket South Africa (CSA) said hours ago that the India tour would go ahead as planned, dispelling the air of uncertainty caused by the novel Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. The four T20Is will not be part of the tour and will be postponed to next year. CSA also said tour locations will be announced within the next 48 hours.

Other key decisions taken by the BCCI at the AGM include the re-instatement of Brijesh Patel and Mr Khairul Jamal Majumdar as representatives on the Indian Premier League (IPL) board while including the former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha as Indian Cricketers’ representative. Association (ICA) on the IPL Board of Directors. He also announced the decision to form the Visiting, Match and Technical Committee, the Umpires Committee and the Disabled Cricket Committee.

The BCCI has also raised the age limit for match officials and support staff to 65 from 60, subject to fitness. He also took the decision to initiate the development of infrastructure in the North Eastern States, Pondicherry, Bihar and Uttarakhand. The general body also adopted the “Annual budget for the 2021-22 financial year excluding audited accounts for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 financial years”.