BCCI CEO to meet Sports Ministry officials for clearance of women team’s South Africa series

The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri will meet Sports Secretary Radhey Shyam Jhulaniya to seek clearance for the South Africa Women team’s tour of India.

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As per the procedure, whenever a country tours India, the BCCI has to intimate the Sports Ministry about the itinerary of the tour and has to get a routine clearance for the same. The clearance facilitates the visiting sides to carry out their visa formalities smoothly.

Although the application for clearance was sent in March this year, but the Sports Ministry is yet to give the approval. A Sports Ministry official said, “We are always clear that if the BCCI has any pending work with us they should get in touch with us. It is never the other way round.” “One thing should be very clear that we can’t create an exception for the BCCI. All National Sports Federations are under one government anti-doping agency and that is NADA,” he added.

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A senior BCCI official said, “Obviously there are issues with regards to BCCI coming under NADA ambit. But there is a lot of pending paperwork with regards to South Africa Women’s team that will be touring India at the end of this month.”

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