According to the reports, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to request Cricket South Africa (CSA) to postpone the India tour of South Africa by a week, and one Test match is set to be removed from the three-match Test series.
India are set to travel to South Africa for a nearly seven-week assignment which will begin on December 17. During the tour, India will play three Test games, three One Day Internationals and four T20 Internationals across four venues – Johannesburg, Centurion, Paarl, and Cape Town.
According to TOI, there is a possibility that instead of three matches in the Test series, two matches will be played in the India tour of South Africa. However, there will be no changes made in the ODI and T20I series.
“We might request CSA to postpone the series by a week and will then declare the schedule,” top BCCI sources said on Thursday.
Also, it is being told that BCCI understand their commitment towards international boards, and they will try their best to make sure the series goes as per schedule by maintaining the safety of players.
We Have Been Talking To The Board To Get Clarity On Everything – Virat Kohli On India Tour Of South Africa
While addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Indian captain Virat Kohli said that players are having talks with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) regarding the upcoming South Africa tour, and soon they will have absolute clarity on everything as the decision will be taken in the next couple of days.
He added that Head Coach Rahul Dravid had started the conversation with the players regarding the India tour of South Africa.
“We have spoken to all the senior members of the squad and Rahul bhai has started that conversation within the group.
“We have been talking to the board to get clarity on everything and pretty soon we will have absolute clarity on what is going on. The decision will be taken in one or two day,” he elaborated.
Meanwhile, India are set to lock horns with New Zealand in the second Test match of the two-match Test series at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, and after the Test match, the BCCI will explain to all the players about the protocols and procedures for the South Africa tour.
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