in the way of cricket. If the BCCI has a valid reason, it is important that the fans know of it because if they don't, it isn't just the BCCI but everyone in Indian cricket that has to stand up to the outrage. There have been times in the past, like with the DRS, when the BCCI has taken an unpopular stand that has been proven to be largely right. But by not coming out with their argument in time they let the world assume that the objection came from the captain and Tendulkar alone.
Solutions can sometimes be found if you put the non-negotiables first and try working around them. On this matter, three Test matches in South Africa should be the non-negotiable. And hopefully, that two hundredth is not the reason for all this change!