Kolkata. During the 90th Annual Meeting (AGM) of the General Body of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday (December 4), the Indian cricket team’s upcoming tour of South Africa (India vs. South Africa) can be decided. The agenda of the 24 points of the meeting also includes an update on the future tour schedule, in which it will be discussed. The Indian team has to play three Tests, three ODIs and four T20 matches on a seven-week tour from December 17.
It is being said that the Omicron variant spreads faster than the Delta. Vigilance is being taken about this all over the world including India. This variant originated from South Africa. Team India is to leave for Johannesburg on December 9, but it is not clear whether the tour will happen or not. The Indian team has to play three Tests, three ODIs and four T20 matches on a seven-week tour.
This series is not on the official agenda of the meeting but it may come up for discussion during talks on future tour schedule. On the England tour in September, the Indian team was ahead 2-1 in the Test series but did not play the last Test after the Corona case in the team bubble, which will now take place in July 2022.
At present the India A team is in South Africa and has not been called back. Standing on the threshold of playing his 100th Test, Indian captain Virat Kohli has sought clarity on this issue. He had said that the team is in touch with the management board and the picture will be clear in a few days. The dates for the mega auction of IPL can also be announced in the AGM. Apart from this, India’s poor performance in the T20 World Cup will also be discussed in the meeting.
BCCI AGM Agenda: What are the discussion points?
Take the final decision on the tour of South Africa, because the players of India are going to leave on 9 December.
– The BCCI will decide whether to reduce, postpone or cancel the tour of South Africa keeping in mind the situation of Corona on the tour.
The BCCI will hear the final decision from a four-member independent panel, which will decide the fate of the CVC-backed Ahmedabad franchise.
– Decision can be taken on the date of auction of IPL 2022.
– Renewal of contracts of selectors, NCA staff.