India are obsessed with keeping their hold tight over the international cricket. Therefore, they can't stand those who try to create obstacles in this regard. When Haroon Lorgat was head of the ICC, he tried to control India and now Haroon Lorgat has become Chief Executive of Cricket South Africa after completing his tenure at the ICC. Since then the cricket relations between India and South Africa are sour.

India were handcuffed when Logart was the head of the ICC, but now India want to set some old scores. India are supposed to have a long tour of South Africa to play three Tests, seven ODIs, and two T20s. However, India have shown reservations over the issued schedule, in fact, it looks like that India might refuse to tour South Africa this year.

In order to strengthen its position, India are trying to use Asian teams to hold a tri-nation series in November and December during the time slot allocated for South African tour. This tri-series will include India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Heads of all three Asian teams are in Chennai to attend Asian Cricket Council's meeting where the issue is likely to be raised on Saturday. In December, Pakistan are already scheduled to play a complete series with Sri Lanka in the UAE including three Tests, five ODIs, and two T20s. Now if Pakistan agree to Indian plans, they have to withdraw the bilateral series in the UAE with Sri Lanka. However, that will be a stronger blow to South Africa.

The sudden approval of visas for Faisalabad Wolves to take part in the Champions League T20 can be part of India’s lesson to South Africa. Until the visa issuance, it was clear that India would refuse Faisalabad Wolves' participation in the CLT20 citing security reasons. However, abrupt visa clearance for team Faisalabad and news regarding a tri-nation series is somehow evident that something must be going wrong.
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