<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Marlon Samuels" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130722195500.jpg" title="Marlon Samuels" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Haroon Lorgat was recently appointed as Cricket South Africa's CEO © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Johannesburg: Jul 22, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Having clashed with the <a href="/tags/BCCI/post" target="_blank">Board of Control for Cricket in India</a> (BCCI) over issues ranging from FTP to DRS during his time in the ICC, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Haroon-Lorgat-appointed-as-CSA-chief-executive/29143" target="_blank">Cricket South Africa's (CSA) newly-appointed CEO</a> Haroon Lorgat is willing to go the extra mile to improve relations with India and said he was ready to apologise if need be.<br /> <br /> Lorgat was recently appointed CSA's chief executive but <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/BCCI-likely-to-pull-out-of-South-Africa-tour-over-Haroon-Lorgat-s-appointment-as-CSA-CEO/28828" target="_blank">BCCI's objection</a> acted as a roadblock before the South African board convinced its Indian counterparts.<br /> <br /> The Indian board is believed to have harboured dissatisfaction with Lorgat from his time at the <a href="/tags/ICC/post" target="_blank">International Cricket Council</a>, where it clashed with him over issues ranging from the Future Tour Programs and Decision Review System to the corporate governance review.<br /> <br /> "I am saddened by these inferences and I did not expect such a poor relationship to have formed. I don't like to be out of favour with someone I thought was a friend. I will do my best to understand the concerns," Lorgat said.<br /> <br /> "If I need to sit across a table, to go to India, whatever it takes to smooth things over, I have to put CSA first. When the issues come out, if it means I have offended someone and I need to apologise, I will," he was quoted as saying by <em>'ESPNcricinfo'</em>.<br /> <br /> Lorgat seemed to be in no mood to further ruffle feathers in the BCCI.<br /> <br /> "We have to respect India and it's up to me to fix up anything that needs patching," he said.<br /> <br /> Asked if he thought the BCCI used its financial clout to exert its will, Lorgat said, "I think in anything too much dominance of one person is not good. But I also think we should not begrudge strong people. We should aspire to be as strong as they are."<br /> <br /> Lorgat is also seeking to restore the image of CSA, which has taken a beating following the <a href="/tags/IPL/post" target="_blank">Indian Premier League</a> 2010 bonus scandal that led to the sacking of former CSA president Gerald Majola.<br /> <br /> "What's happened in the past was not what anybody wanted to see. I am confident the reputation will improve. I am impressed by the new board and I think we have good people who will ensure corporate governance," he said.