Lorgat: Windies tour to go ahead

2014-10-24 22:15
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Pretoria - Cricket SA CEO Haroon Lorgat is confident the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will have resolved their issues with players by the time the Caribbean team is due to take on South Africa at home in December.

The West Indies are scheduled to play three Tests, three T20 Internationals and five ODIs on their tour of South Africa ending on January 28 - just over two weeks before the Cricket World Cup begins in Australia and New Zealand.

"I have been in contact with the WICB and am pleased that they are making progress in their efforts to resolve the current issues with their players," said Lorgat on Friday.

The West Indies players pulled out of the fifth and final ODI against hosts India on Monday over a pay dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), and the remaining ODI, one T20 International (T20I) and the three Test series were all cancelled.

South Africa's domestic T20 challenge begins on November 2 and West Indies players Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard were originally due to participate for the local franchises, according to Lorgat.

The West Indies players would be granted No Objection Certificates (NOCs) - the document required for a board to release its players to play in an overseas competition, said Lorgat.

"We respect their assurances and, in fact, we are delighted to be told that they will grant NOCs to those players who will be participating in our RAM SLAM T20 tournament."

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