A fresh row has erupted between the BCCI and CSA. This time its over what Haroon Logart should apologize about.
To give our worldwide readers some background...
It has been reported over the course of the year that the BCCI has been proactively attempting to block the appointment of Haroon Logart as CEO of CSA. The public was given to understand that in his previous role as CEO of the ICC, Mr. Logart had rubbed the BCCI thugs the wrong way and given that vindictiveness runs in the blood of even the peons that work in fool proof BCCI offices, a retaliation was expected. And retaliate they did. When CSA ignored BCCI's objections and appointed Mr. Logart as their CEO anyways, the BCCI gave the FTP suggested Indian tour of South Africa a cold shoulder
While accepting his new job as CSA CEO, Mr. Logart had offered to apologize to the BCCI; an offer that BCCI stand-in president Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya said, would be nice if actually executed.
Following this exchange in the media, the less unreasonable elements in the BCCI had reached out to the less lethargic group of administrators over at CSA to broker a peace and attempt to salvage the tour...
This is when things went out of hand when neither group could agree on what Mr. Haroon Logart should apologize about.
According to our BCCI sources, the BCCI wanted Haroon Logart to apologize for once driving by and having the audacity to peek into a stadium where an ICL game was in progress.
On the other hand CSA wants to offer an apology for the one time Haroon Logart constructed an English sentence that included the words Sachin and retirement.
In an attempt to come to a common middle, representatives from the England and Wales Cricket club had offered to conjure up a situation that never happened, make Mr Logart apologize for that and end the cold war. It is understood that the ECB suggested that Mr. Haroon Logart apologize for urinating on the Wankhede pitch.
The BCCI representatives failed to agree to this. Urinating in public does not merit an apology they said.
Even when negotiations were seemingly going no where. The BCCI announced that Sri Lanka will be visiting India for a series of 5 T20s right in the middle of December. When prompted, if this meant the South Africa tour was off, N. Srinivasan said, "With the rupee in nose dive and movies ridiculing Tamils making 200 crore, all you are worried about is where Sachin will play his 200th Test?"