Haroon Lorgat "saddened" by poor relationship with India Cricket board [AMBIENT]



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Cricket South Africa's new chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat admitted in Johannesburg on Monday to being "saddened" by what he called his "poor relationship" with India's cricket board - Lorgat, a former ICC chief executive, is understood to have clashed with the BCCI (Board of Cricket Control in India) over the DRS (Decision Review Systrem) and the Future Tours Programme, during his time as head of cricket's governing body between 2008 and 2012.

Haroon Lorgat was unveiled as the new chief executive officer of Cricket South Africa on Monday at a press conference in Johannesburg.

Officially appointed on Saturday, Lorgat replaces acting CEO Naasei Appiah, who has filled the role since October last year after Gerald Majola was sacked following a bonus payments scandal.

However, Logat's top priority, to "build some confidence" in South African cricket administration may have to be put on hold while he deals with a lingering rift with the Indian cricket authorities, stemming back to when the 53 year-old South African was the chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) between 2008 and 2012.

Disputes between Lorgat and the BCCI (Board of Cricket Control in India) over the DRS (Decision Review Systrem), the Future Tours Programme and an ICC independent governance review prompted the Indian authorities to express their opposition to Lorgat leading South African cricket.

The row got as serious as to threaten India's tour of South Africa at the end of this year, but it appears the three month tour, consisting of two T20s, seven ODIs and three Test matches, willl go ahead.