Cape Town – An announcement is awaited, probably later this
week, but there seems no going back now on India’s intended headline tour of
South Africa this summer being greatly curtailed.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced
on Tuesday the itinerary for a hastily-compiled visit to their shores by the
lesser-light West Indies in November ... and it clashes with at least five of
the fixtures originally revealed for the SA safari by Cricket South Africa
several weeks ago.
All that is known is
that India are now definitely committed elsewhere right until the end of
November – the third ODI against West Indies is to be played on November 27 –
and then get into action in New Zealand, another lesser global power, from
January 19 with the first ODI of the tour there.