Australia postpone South Africa tour due to safety concerns

Sudev Haldar
3 years ago

Australia postpone South Africa tour because of ‘unacceptable level’ of Covid-19 risk

Australia postpone the South Africa tour which scheduled to start in March, with Cricket Australia informing Cricket South Africa that the Covid-19 situation in South Africa has left it with “no choice” but to reschedule the tour.

Due to the public health situation in South Africa, which includes a second wave and a new variant of the virus, and following extensive due diligence with medical experts

it has become clear that traveling from Australia to South Africa at this current time poses an unacceptable level of health and safety risk to our players, support staff and community,” an official statement from Cricket Australia’s interim CEO Nick Hockley read on Tuesday (February 2).

“We acknowledge the significant amount of work by CSA in planning for the tour, during which we made it clear that CA was prepared to take on additional cost and effort to make the series happen”-said CA officials

Australia’s chances of qualifying for the final of the ICC World Test Championship has received a massive push back.

If Australia doesn’t get a shot at playing South Africa in the inaugural cycle of the WTC, New Zealand will secure their spot in the final.

Sri Lanka just completed a two-Test tour to South Africa where the hosts beat the visitors 2-0 that ended earlier last month.

while the Pakistan women’s team is currently in South Africa as part of a full-fledged limited-overs series.

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