India's tour of South Africa to be discussed at BCCI Working Committee meeting on October 26

The last time India toured South Africa was in 2010-11 © Getty Images

Mumbai: Oct 18, 2013

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called a meeting of its Working Committee in Chennai on October 26, where the progress over the Indian team’s South African tour is expected to come up for discussion and approval.

“An emergent meeting of the BCCI Working Committee will take place on October 26 in Chennai,” a board official said.

Though the agenda of the meeting is not clear, the progress over India’s tour of South Africa which still hangs in the balance is likely to come up.

Current indications are that the tour would take place in December with the BCCI wanting the team to play a warm-up game before the expected two-Test series and the One-Day International (ODI) rubber in the limited time available before the team travels to New Zealand.

According to reports, Cricket South Africa (CSA) wants the Test series to be a three-game affair.

Sachin Tendulkar‘s farewell from the game too would be discussed.

“We will discuss that (Tendulkar’s farewell plans). The match starts on November 14, so there is time. The Working Committee can also decide on that,” BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla had said after the meeting of the Tours and Fixtures Committee in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Tendulkar is set to quit the game after playing his 200th Test match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against the West Indies.

Decisions taken at the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) two-day board meeting, that commenced on Friday in London and which was attended by BCCI chief N Srinivasan, are also expected to be placed before the Working Committee members.

This will be the first Working Committee meeting after Srinivasan was re-elected as BCCI president in September.