We’ve made no commitment on South Africa tour: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

The BCCI has not made "any dedication" to visit South Africa in August and there have just been conversations about such a chance, Board treasurer Arun Dhumal said on Friday, denying Cricket South Africa's cases of an affirmation.

CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith and Chief Executive Jacques Faul on Thursday said that India has consented to visit the rainbow country for three T20 Internationals in August, flagging a resumption of cricket in the post-COVID-19 world. However, Dhumal oppose this idea.

"At the point when South Africa's voyage through India got dropped due to coronavirus, we had conversations that if there is a chance, we will put forth an attempt to visit South Africa. Be that as it may, at no time have we made any promise to Cricket South Africa about visiting in August," Dhumal told PTI in a selective connection.

The senior BCCI office-carrier at that point said that except if the administration clears global travel, BCCI won't be in a situation to make a guarantee to any nation.

"At this moment, we can't submit that we can visit Sri Lanka in July followed by (short T20 arrangement) in Zimbabwe. Both these visits are a piece of the FTP program and we are as yet not certain what the circumstance will be in two months, so how might we submit on South Africa visit?" Dhumal inquired.

On an alternate note, when gotten some information about CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith's help to Sourav Ganguly's candidature for the ICC chairmanship, Dhumal said it would be useful for worldwide cricket if an Indian is in charge.

"There has been no proper conversation in BCCI about ICC chairmanship. Graeme Smith clearly talked in his own ability which isn't CSA's stand," he said.

CSA President Chris Nenzani would not underwrite Smith's help for Ganguly in an announcement gave on Friday.

"Undoubtedly we would surely like an Indian to lead the worldwide body and our leader has qualifications clearly. Be that as it may, again we haven't yet talked about it," Dhumal said.

Nonetheless, a BCCI veteran who has communicated with Nenzani, said that the destitute Proteas should possibly get a responsibility on the off chance that it backs the BCCI see on ICC arrangements.

"We will play SA arrangement yet there ought to be riders. Is CSA with India on ICC approach matters? With Chris (Nenzani), you would need a full duty on paper and afterward continue.

"It's CSA which is edgy for a three-coordinate T20. So they need to choose how they need to play it at the ICC," the veteran authority said.

While the help to have an IPL in October-November window rather than the T20 World Cup is developing, Dhumal said BCCI won't push for a delay of the worldwide occasion and yet, it should be seen that during circumstances such as the present, regardless of whether an occasion of that extent can be held in Australia.

"T20 World Cup is a worldwide occasion. For what reason would it be a good idea for us to push for delay of worldwide occasion? Truly, what we have to check is that an occasion of such size with such huge numbers of groups and all the wellbeing security standards, void arenas, would it be able to be held?

"These are calls that ICC and Cricket Australia should take," Dhumal said.

Dharamsala a possibility for national camp

With the common aeronautics service declaring that residential flights will be beginning from May 25, Dhumal said the Board could investigate safe zone choices for a national camp in the event that it can't be held at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

Will it make Dharamsala a choice thinking about that HPCA currently has a best in class indoor arena?

"Since it's my state affiliation, I could never, from my end, push it yet on the off chance that in the wake of investigating choices, BCCI finds that Dharamsala can have a camp, I am more than prepared to make all the courses of action. Indeed, even the inn where the Indian group stays 'Structure' is HPCA property," he said.

"On the off chance that, the circumstance in Himachal is leveled out and it's viewed as a sheltered zone according to government conventions, the HPCA will at that point do everything to make it a bio-secure condition. Everything relies upon what is best accessible alternative," he included.

HP has in excess of 100 cases and has recorded 4 COVID-19 passings up until this point.

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