Friday, June 8, 2007


Allrounder Jacques Kallis will lead a new-look South African squad on a short tour to Ireland this month.

The India-South Africa one-day series will go ahead as scheduled next month after the Indian cricket board wriggled out of a broadcast wrangle on Thursday. The three-match series in Northern Ireland had been thrown into doubt on Wednesday after rights holder Zee Television pulled out of a deal to broadcast matches involving India at neutral venues, citing differences with the board. The series will now be broadcast by Mumbai-based Nimbus Sports, who already hold the rights to all international matches in India until 2010.
The matches in Belfast are part of the BCCI's plan to play 25 one-day internationals at offshore venues over a five-year period, for which Zee had bought the rights for $219 million. The first event was held in September last year when India took on world champions Australia and the West Indies in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

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