Proteas cricketers' body 'disappointed' over BCCI, CSA decision to shorten tour

Johannesburg, Oct 23 (ANI): The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) has reportedly expressed its disappointment over the joint announcement by Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirming the shortening of India's tour to South Africa.

The month-long tour in December 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 Sport24, SACA's chief executive Tony Irish said that move is a huge blow to the cricketers and the public of South Africa, adding that everyone is now deprived of a meaningful series, especially in the Test format between the world's top two cricket nations.

Irish further said that CSA will suffer massive financial losses which will affect players, cricket programmes and cricket development at all levels in the country, adding that the only positive to emerge is the stated commitment of both the boards to discuss the possibility of agreeing further scheduled fixtures between the two teams. (ANI)


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