Virat Kohli, Quinton de Kock, India, South Africa
Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has postponed the domestic series matches due to the spread of Covid-19 in the camp and with that many uncertainties are surrounding the India Tour Of South Africa 2021.

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.

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Cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith [Image Credits: AFP]
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According to the reports, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to request Cricket South Africa 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.

The Competition Is Not Being Held In A BSE And In The Last Couple Of Days, Some Positive COVID-19 Cases Have Emerged – CSA

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Graeme smith[photo: NDTV Sports]
Cricket South Africa in an official statement revealed that the series was not being played in Bio-Secure Environment (BSE) and several players were tested positive.

Cricket South Africa can confirm that all three, Round 4, Division Two CSA 4-Day Domestic Series matches scheduled to take place between 02-05 December have been postponed. The competition is not being held in a Bio-Secure Environment (BSE) and in the last couple of days, some positive COVID-19 test results have emerged following team pre-arrival testing sessions.”

Activating the precautionary and preventative measures stipulated in the organisation’s COVID-19 protocols to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all involved is a top priority for CSA.”

Cricket South Africa further added that they are monitoring the situation closely. The Board in a statement stated :

CSA is monitoring the situation closely and a decision regarding the remainder of the fixtures this year will be made in due course as it develops.”

“In addition, the CSA B-section 3-Day and 1-Day matches featuring Northerns and Easterns set for the same weekend have also been postponed until 2022.”

Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli. Image-Twitter

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