South Africa has put a hold on the domestic cricket in the country amid the second wave of the novel coronavirus.
According to Cricket South Africa (CSA) has postponed round six of the 4-Day Domestic Series. While issuing the statement, the board said “The decision to postpone the upcoming round of four-day matches, which were scheduled from December 20-23, comes in light of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic which is currently affecting South Africa. In addition, some of the host stadiums are in coronavirus hotspots.”
The statement added that “In the interest of Cricket South Africa’s duty of care to its franchise players, support staff and stadium personnel and in accordance with Government health and safety regulations, CSA has opted to postpone the final round of domestic fixtures of 2020.”
The statement further added that “10 members of South Africa’s 16-man Test squad to play two-match series against Sri Lanka involved in domestic first-class matches, have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.”
It may be recalled that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier this week announced that the women’s national cricket team will tour South Africa for three ODIs and three T20Is.
PCB said that the matches will be played in Durban and Pietermaritzburg from 20 January to 3 February. PCB said that the series has been finalized to ensure women’s cricket continues to build on the momentum and successes following the trailblazing ICC Women’s Championship 2017-2020, ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cups 2018 and 2020.