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BCCI asks South Africa to change India's tour itinerary

July 09, 2013 22:42 IST

Jagmohan DalmiyaThe itinerary of India's tour of South Africa beginning November is being reworked, Board of Control for Cricket in India interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said in Kolkata, on Tuesday.

Dalmiya said the gaps between some matches are not sufficient and hence would be reworked.

"The gaps between the Tests need to be looked into and there are a few more things that need to be rectified," Dalmiya said.

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He said the cricket Boards of the two countries would sort out the itinerary and the media should not make an issue out of it.

"There was a bit of misunderstanding in the morning. We have informed this to our South African counterparts and the two Boards are sorting it out amicably. We don't want to make an issue about it."

The BCCI reportedly objected to the tour schedule, saying it was prepared by Cricket South Africa without the BCCI's consent.

As per the CSA release, the series at the moment comprises two Twenty20 Internationals, seven ODIs followed by three Tests concluding on January 19.

The tour programme is, however, yet to be finalised.

On the issue of the spat between Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina in the ongoing Tri-nation series in the West Indies, Dalmiya said, "The matter is over now. The players have already apologised to the team management after being asked to behave properly on the field."

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