CSA to 'suspend' Lorgat
Haroon Lorgat (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has reportedly agreed to "suspend" its CEO Haroon Lorgat
for the duration of India's tour to South Africa in December.
According to the ESPNcricinfo website
, India's tour to these shores will take place - albeit on a lesser scale than initially intended.
The month-long tour will comprise of a mere two Tests and three ODIs - much less than the three Tests, seven ODIs and three T20s initially planned.
According to the website, Lorgat will not be dealing with matters related to India and the ICC pending an inquiry into allegations against him.
The allegations stem from his role in a statement issued by David Becker - a former legal head of the ICC - that the BCCI's flouting of the Future Tours Programme (FTP) could have legal implications.
In his statement, Becker said it was "improper" to allow a member body to "blatantly disregard an ICC resolution". This statement upset the BCCI, and the tour was almost called off completely.
Lorgat is now expected to be suspended from two of the most important responsibilities of his job but would continue to take care of all the domestic affairs at CSA.
Meanwhile, according to the Beeld website
, the shortened India tour will cost CSA about R200m in lost revenue.
The three ODIs will reportedly be played first, with the two-Test series and visit as a whole ending with the Boxing Day Test, which means there will be no traditional New Year's Test at Newlands.