The annual meeting of the International Cricket Conference in London on 12 July 1968 agreed a programme of tours
including M.C.C. (in fact England)
visiting South Africa
The Cricket Council called off the 1976-77 tour after a meeting
at Lord’s on 12 September 1975. It acknowledged the progress made towards
multi-racial cricket but regretted that “our requirements for the resumption
of Test cricket with South
Africa have not yet been fully met”.
The original ICC tours schedule had England
visiting India and Pakistan in
1977-78 so the Indian tour was brought forward by one year.