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BCCI and CSA might have to reschedule India's tour of South Africa

  • Dec 01, 2021
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Mumbai: With time running out and India's various plans to travel to South Africa, BCCI now has no choice but to sit at a table with Cricket South Africa (CSA) and reschedule the series.BCCI is still trying to see if the three test matches can be reduced to two, giving the Indian team more time before flying. Any calls to this effect will likely be answered within the next 48 hours.The Indian cricketer remains unconvinced by the tour yet to play three Tests, three One-Day Internationals, and four T20Is. Arriving in Mumbai to play the second Test against New Zealand and knowing that the vital bubble is immediately expected to enter, players have many questions and no answers.Team members recently raised a series of questions as news began arriving over the past two weeks of a very rapid switch to a news release in countries such as South Africa and Botswana. However, both the BCCI and Cricket South Africa (CSA) said that while the chain could unfold within a very strict biosecurity bubble, minimal air travel would be required within South Africa to ensure the chain occurs, thus minimizing any outside influence. . Risk contact Ajay.The first two Tests are slated to take place in Johannesburg and Centurion at a distance from each other, while the third Test and white-ball matches are scheduled to take place in Cape Town and Paarl, again a short drive away.The Indian leadership was determined to bring the players back and answer the questions posed. TOI understands that BCCI has accepted the idea of answering these questions in the form of questions and answers, which has not yet happened.“Until the players get a response from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, there will be confusion because no one knows anything. But if you look at the statement from a ministerial department in the South African government, it emphasizes the security operation. Thanks to BCCI that the two countries share a deep bond. It's his way of saying, "Come on and we'll take care of it. The ball is in the court of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry now.”For the record, the South Australian Department of International Relations wrote to the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry this week.Those in the know say the BCCI is confident in the tour and the fact that it can be done within a strict biological bubble, especially with the guarantees the South African government and the CSA have made in favor of the setup. However, the Indian Board of Directors has yet to consider the possible renegotiation and rescheduling as it is short on time.Despite the CSA's guarantee, BCCI will also have to make efforts to explain security protocols to players and this can only happen through conversations.“There is no sign of talks yet. Officials are busy preparing for the general assembly meeting in Kolkata on December 4. There is also a meeting of the IPL board of directors. Where is the time? Now they should be in an active mode now. It has been,” the sources said.From Wednesday, the Indian team will be busy with the second Test in Mumbai and again it takes time to sit at the table with the players and talk about it. In such a case, BCCI has no choice but to reschedule the series.In the meantime, it must be said that this tour from South Africa to India will be very important for the CSA and its finances, especially since the pandemic will have a significant impact on the gambling economy in their country. "If the tour doesn't take off, the CSA is going to take a big hit in the knee," say those who follow those events.visit here to check the latest today sports news - PITCHHIGH

best chance to win in South Africa

Team India's best chance to win in South Africa | PITCHIGH

  • Dec 24, 2021
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For a country with long memories of watching its fighters revolt at high speeds while playing outside, a photo of Alan Donald Scorcher defending Sachin Tendulkar in a Boxing Day Test in Kingsmead, Durban in 1996 after being battered. Two incisions on all fours through cap and tip still hurt.India was in awe of scoring 100 and 66 in the two rounds in three days. Venkatesh Prasad's brilliant 10-point tour was a footnote."Forget the rhino, save India," shouted a banner in Protea's hand at the booth.However, as Indian fans, we are good at finding the antidote to painful losses. In it, the two sections stand out as countermeasures to Donald's hegemony.Back to Kingsmead. Then, San Esteban Day Test. Second in the series 2010-2011. South Africa, chasing the 303 for victory, we're riding steady at 123-3 as Ashwell Prince and Jacques Kallis build a partnership. Enter S Sreesanth. The hobo and the wizard. He made a delivery that was mounted from the length and saw Kallis turning into a high jump to stop him. The ball came out of his gloves and headed towards Verinder Sehwag. The hosts collapsed and India tied the chain.2018 cut in Johannesburg, the third test between India and South Africa. The number of times members of the two teams traveled in the middle to check on the well-being of the batter was almost greater than in the stands.Michael Holding of the West Indies ranked the launch at number 2 out of 100 and one comment described it as "ridiculous." Holding demanded the referees cancel the match.India did not have any of these. Between Lord's 2014 and Wanderer's 2018, he only won Tests in Asia and the West Indies. They were thirsty for "blood". South Africa's Jaspreet Poumrah hit Dean Elgar (who scored 86 points in the second half) in the helmet. South was amazed. This version did the job of rocking the South African locker room. From 124/2, chasing 241, South Africa was eliminated for 177, with Mohamed Elshamy making a frenzy from 5 to 28 innings. The backbone of Team India, led by Kohli, has grown.In a way, the 2018 Johannesburg Test, which India won by 63 runs, was the benchmark for the way Kohli and Shastri played abroad. In that series, they were in good shape in Cape Town and Centurion to win, but faltered at crucial moments, as they did in England later in 2018.Instead of staying ahead and playing catchy cricket, he might have attacked too much and run dribbling.South Africa has always been a difficult place for Indians to visit. Speed and bounce like Australia. But unlike Australia, they don't attack all the time.They frustrate you with impunity, and after you score enough, they will kill.Many believe that the Indian team that is currently on tour in South Africa has the best chance of winning the Frontier Final. South Africa is a place where India has not won a series. They were close in 2010-11 when they drew 1-1 and were in the winning position in Cape Town in Test 3, but the unimaginable MS captain Dhoni let the hosts escape.No Indian leader has invested in speed and aggression quite as much as Kohli. From the Johannesburg test in 2018, the following individuals lost their names in South Africa: Hashem Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Vernon Philander, and Morne Morkel.India still has the core of the team that competed in 2018 and has an arsenal of bowling not only to offside, but also to frustrate and do well to catch up, despite the poor mid-level performance.When the ball stops swinging, Indian bowlers have the mentality of throwing the stem to the stump with two middle wickets, a square leg, only two slips, a circular field in the offside zone, waiting for the hack, and then forward. throat.Regardless of Omicron, South Africa was hit by racial scandals and an exodus of good cricketers who accepted Kolpak's deals in search of a better life in the UK or New Zealand.Cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Zuhair Khan, Dinesh Karthik, But South African captain Elgar fired the first warning shot. "I'd rather be in my locker room than in India knowing they have to face the bowlers." and Harbhajan Singh feels this is India's best chance to win in South Africa.Also Read -  Indias series in South Africa to be played without fans, say CSA

new hope for struggling Virat Kohli

IND VS SA, 2nd Test: New year, new hope for struggling Virat Kohli

  • Jan 03, 2022
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Virat Kohli is in a strange place. He has proven to be India's most successful test captain, but the centuries that once made him a contender for the 100-tonne Sachin Tendulkar have dried up. Two years in a cricketer's life is like an eternity and when the number 4 does not reach a century for that long, there will definitely be some rumors. Even if you are Virat Kohli.Add to this also his confrontation with the management of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry after his decision to resign as T20 captain, thus dismissing him as ODI captain. After Kohli led India to an unforgettable test win at the Centurion, head coach Chetan Sharma took it upon himself to tell the world that Kohli was not telling the truth that the board had heard his decision to step down from the leadership. from T20. reconsidering. Right before the T20 World Cup. The indications are pretty clear: Kohli has suddenly gone from being a favorite of the Indian cricket department to the crown of thorns.In such a situation, it is necessary for the player to have someone who can exert a calming effect around him. And no one is better than coach Rahul Dravid, who can defuse the tension and steer Kohli in the right direction amid a tough and storied run."I know up until this particular test match, there was a lot of hype around other issues outside the group. But honestly, in terms of keeping morale high, it's not very difficult as the captain himself is driving it," Dravid said. He produced one of his best forward defenses on the eve of the second Test against South Africa.Kohli came to South Africa for the first time in his career after being removed from the position of power. Letting go of driving might be a huge blow to someone who is used to caring about where he is in his career, but one understands that he has handled it very well, at least for the outside world. Whether he's getting back into his former fickle self with his teammates, and training as hard as he can, Virat has been his best.Dravid also praised the captain for the way he has delivered on the tour so far.Dravid said: "Verrat has been so amazing the last 20 days we were here, the way he trained and connected with the group... I couldn't talk about him more."Dravid didn't fall into his inner star turmoil when he didn't score a century, saying "it probably happens to all cricketers." But the task that the owner of 36 centuries of experiments insisted on was her captain in the net. "Big results can happen at any time because he's doing all the right things."ALSO, READ -  Virat Kohli changes his plans and play ODIs in South Africa