Home > News >

South Africa not relying on IPL 7 revenue, says Haroon Lorgat

South Africa not relying on IPL 7 revenue, says Haroon Lorgat
Haroon Lorgat had been at loggerheads with the BCCI during his tenure at the ICC © Getty Images

Johannesburg: Mar 16, 2014

Cricket South Africa (CSA) was not relying on the revenue that would have been generated had the latest edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) been played in South Africa, according to CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat.

Lorgat told the Afrikaans daily Beeld that it made sense for India to organise the tournament closer to home in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rather than South Africa.

Lorgat also denied allegations that there had been negotiations behind the scenes in which CSA’s initial objections to proposals giving India, Australia and England greater power at the ICC were reversed in order to secure IPL 7.

The announcement this week that the series would be played in the Gulf states ended widespread speculations over hosting of the event.

The IPL’s second season was played in South Africa in 2009 due to security concerns around general elections in India at the time.

The series generated unprecedented income for CSA, which even President Jacob Zuma acknowledged at the closing ceremony.

Speculation was rife that with elections again taking place in India this year, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would again approach CSA.

The tensions between the two bodies began when CSA appointed former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Lorgat to the current position last year despite objections by BCCI.

Lorgat had been at loggerheads with the BCCI during his tenure at the ICC.

The relationship was further strained when Lorgat was accused of having orchestrated a report by former legal head of the ICC David Becker, which was scathing on the BCCI.

Lorgat was cleared of the charges in an independent investigation conducted by the ICC last week.

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (08:50 IST)   at Sydney

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Chittagong

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

More

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 87 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Melbourne

Australia won by 3 wkts

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 20, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled(Match rescheduled to 21/11/2014)

Photos

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra

Videos

SL vs Eng: Buttler practices wicketkeeping in nets

PCB’s biggest challenge is to bring back international cricket to Pakistan: Subhan Ahmad

Tim Southee’s 50 Test sixes and related records

India vs Australia 2014: India may have heavy dose of pace in store in 1st Test

Ross Taylor’s crucial knock against Pakistan will boost his sub-par subcontinent record

Stuart Binny — can the all-rounder be a trump card for India in ODIs?

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar says rhythm is key ahead of India’s tour of Australia 2014-15

India vs Australia 2014-15: Harry Conway replaces Gurinder Sandhu in CA XI squad

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: Ahmed Shehzad set to return for ODIs; Sohaib Maqsood ruled out

Australia vs India 2014: Shane Watson uninterested in captaining Australia

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: New Zealand’s overseas performances have impressed Mike Hesson

Is Dhawal Kulkarni a contender for India’s ICC World Cup 2015 squad?

World Cup 1992: Arjuna Ranatunga masterminds first ever 300-plus ODI chase

India vs Australia 2014: How crucial are India’s practice games ahead of the first Test?

Rohit Sharma: India are serious contenders

South Africa may lose momentum ahead of ICC World Cup 2015

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

Watch Free Live Streaming & Telecast of Indian Super League (ISL) 2014 Football 37th Match between Kerala Blasters FC vs Atletico de Kolkata

PK Tharki Chokro making: Rancho aka Aamir Khan and Munna Bhai aka Sanjay Dutt shake legs to this folk number

Simbu-Hansika’s Vaalu slated for Christmas release!

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: Will Raman and Ishita help Mihika with her plans?

Alibaba to launch its Taobao marketplace in international markets: Reuters

8 reasons to add rosemary to your diet

eBay India ‘Black Friday’ sale kicks off today

How many calories do bananas have?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here