Johannesburg, 3 September
Cricket South Africa (CSA) could lose up to 2.5 million rand a day in revenue if the Indian tour later this year is shortened, according to a media report.
The Afrikaans daily Beeld quoted sources as saying that CSA stands to lose about R300 million in total if the India tour is shortened, particularly from TV broadcast rights.
Sources also said that CSA is not in a position to take the matter to court, as India is yet to sign the ICC Future Tours Programme and would therefore not have to account if it shortened proposed tours and arranged others.
CSA had announced earlier this year that India would tour the country for three Tests, seven ODIs and two T20 matches between November 18 and January 25.
Kirsten&’s new role: Former India coach Gary Kirsten was today appointed chief coach of the Delhi Daredevils for the seventh season of the Indian Premier League.
The 45-year-old South African, who guided the national team to World Cup triumph in 2011 apart from taking the Test side to the No.1 spot, has been roped in to turn the fortunes of one of the most popular franchises in the IPL after their disastrous eighth-place finish in the last season.
However, the support staff will remain intact with Eric Simons now working as an assistant coach alongside his close friend while T A Sekar continues to be the Team Mentor.
Mushtaq Ahmed is also expected to be the spin consultant once again.