<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="BCCI never agreed on specific number of matches for India's tour of South Africa: Jagmohan Dalmiya" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130704211827.jpg" title="BCCI never agreed on specific number of matches for India's tour of South Africa: Jagmohan Dalmiya" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Jagmohan Dalmiya said the decision on South Africa tour itinerary will be taken during BCCI's AGM on September 29 © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Kolkata: Sep 7, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/BCCI /post" target="_blank">Board of Control for Cricket in India</a> (BCCI) interim chief <a href="/tags/Jagmohan-Dalmiya/post" target="_blank">Jagmohan Dalmiya</a> on Friday refused to agree that the board wanted a truncated tour to <a href="/tags/South-Africa/post" target="_blank">South Africa</a>, and said the itineraries are decided on the basis of mutual agreement.<br /> <br /> "It was never finalised that we will play a specific number of matches in South Africa. They sent us an itinerary, and we have a revised one. In any case, the number of matches on a tour is decided on mutual agreement," said Dalmiya.<br /> <br /> The Indian cricket board <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Jagmohan-Dalmiya-No-deadlock-with-CSA-over-India-s-tour-of-South-Africa/30703" target="_blank">will take a decision </a>on the final itinerary for the South Africa tour after its annual general meeting, scheduled to be held in Chennai on September 29, Dalmiya said.<br /> <br /> "What we will decide we will decide only after the AGM. We are very busy with our AGM at the moment," he said.<br /> <br /> The series seems to be hanging fire, arguably due to strained relations between the two boards. However, Dalmiya reiterated the tour was on.<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/CSA/post" target="_blank">Cricket South Africa</a> (CSA) had earlier announced a tour from Nov 17 involving three Tests, seven ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals. But the BCCI is yet to give its nod, amid speculation that it favoured a shortened trip.<br /> <br /> The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/India-set-to-play-West-Indies-in-2-Tests-and-3-ODIs-starting-October-31/30661" target="_blank">BCCI has now decided to host West Indies</a> for a small tour comprising two Tests and three One-Day Internationals (ODI), besides three warm-up games, between Oct 31 and Nov 27.<br /> <br /> Again, India will tour New Zealand in mid-January for five ODIs and two Tests, with the first one-dayer to be played Jan 19 and the second Test ending Feb 18.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, there were reports from Dubai that the uncertainty over the tour could be sorted out in Dubai when BCCI secretary <a href="/tags/Sanjay-Patel/post" target="_blank">Sanjay Patel </a>meets CSA chief executive <a href="/tags/Haroon-Lorgat/post" target="_blank">Haroon Lorgat</a> on the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/India-s-tour-of-South-Africa-2013-Haroon-Lorgat-to-discuss-schedule-with-Sanjay-Patel/30693" target="_blank">sidelines of the</a> International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executives' meeting slated for Sep 16-17.<br /> <br /> The meeting has been agreed upon after several conversations between the two over the past few days as they work towards resolving scheduling issues around the end-of-year tour to South Africa by India.