BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal Says “No Dedication On South Africa Tour”

The senior BCCI office-bearer then stated that until the federal government clears worldwide journey, BCCI will not be ready to make a dedication to any nation.

“Proper now, we will not even commit that we will tour Sri Lanka in July adopted by (brief T20 sequence) in Zimbabwe. Each these excursions are a part of the FTP programme and we’re nonetheless unsure what the state of affairs can be in two months, so how can we commit on South Africa tour?” Dhumal requested.

On a distinct be aware, when requested about CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith’s assist to Sourav Ganguly’s candidature for the ICC chairmanship, Dhumal stated it might be good for world cricket if an Indian is on the helm.

“There was no formal dialogue in BCCI about ICC chairmanship. Graeme Smith clearly spoke in his private capability which isn’t CSA’s stand,” he stated.

CSA President Chris Nenzani refused to endorse Smith’s assist for Ganguly in a press release issued on Friday.

“So far as the BCCI is anxious we would definitely like an Indian to steer the worldwide physique and our president has credentials clearly. However once more we’ve not but mentioned it,” Dhumal stated.

Nevertheless, a BCCI veteran who has interacted with Nenzani, stated that the cash-strapped Proteas ought to solely get a dedication if it backs the BCCI view on ICC insurance policies.

“We will certainly play SA sequence however there must be riders. Is CSA with India on ICC coverage issues? With Chris (Nenzani), you’ll need a full dedication on paper after which proceed. “It is CSA which is determined for a three-match T20. In order that they should resolve how they wish to play it on the ICC,” the veteran official stated. Whereas the assist to have an IPL in October-November window as a substitute of the T20 World Cup is rising, Dhumal stated BCCI will not push for a postponement of the worldwide occasion however on the similar time, it must be seen that in these instances, whether or not an occasion of that magnitude might be held in Australia.

“T20 World Cup is a worldwide occasion. Why ought to we push for postponement of worldwide occasion? Sure, what we have to verify is that an occasion of such magnitude with so many groups and all of the well being security norms, empty stadiums, can it’s held? “These are calls that ICC and Cricket Australia should take,” Dhumal stated.

With the civil aviation ministry saying that home flights can be ranging from Might 25, Dhumal stated the Board might discover protected zone choices for a nationwide camp in case it may possibly’t be held on the Nationwide Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Will it make Dharamsala an possibility contemplating that HPCA now has a cutting-edge indoor stadium?

“Because it’s my state affiliation, I might by no means, from my finish, push it but when after exploring choices, BCCI finds that Dharamsala can have a camp, I’m greater than able to make all of the preparations. Even the lodge the place the Indian group stays ‘Pavilion’ is HPCA property,” he stated.

“In case, the state of affairs in Himachal is below management and it is thought-about to be a protected zone as per authorities protocols, the HPCA will then do all the pieces to make it a bio-secure setting. All of it is dependent upon what’s greatest obtainable possibility,” he added.

HP has greater than 100 circumstances and has recorded four COVID-19 deaths up to now.

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