India will be travelling to South Africa for a full tour early next year, confirmed Rahul Johri, the CEO of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Sunday after doubts emerged around the tour as Sri Lanka was scheduled to play a return tour in India at the end of this year.
Speaking to Press Trust of India, Rahul Johri said, “The South Africa tour is on. There is some back and forth on dates, but it will be a full tour and that has been locked in.”
According to the initial plan, Sri Lanka were scheduled to tour India from February to April next year, but Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) requested the BCCI to reschedule the series as they are set to host the tri-nation Independence Cup during that scheduled period, which creates uncertainty in India’s tour to South Africa, which is planned to play at the end of the year.
To be noted, the BCCI had recently revealed the upcoming grand home season of limited overs cricket in India. As per that report, Team India is set to play as many as 23 international home games in the upcoming 2017-18 season.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com