Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday cleared the upcoming series of India Vs South Africa, happening at the heartland of South Africa. The schedule will go according to the schedule with little alterations in the game venues and others. While a big news in this regard pertains with the T20Is decided earlier, are likely to be abandoned citing COVID-19 complications.
Now, the upcoming fixtures are related to only two conventional formats of Tests and ODIs where Indian side is expected to play Three Tests and Three ODIs during the tour. First Test will be played at Johannesburg on 18th December, but Four T20Is will be rescheduled later on.
“The tour is now confirmed and the arrival timings of the India team will be moved out by a week, to allow for effective logistical planning,” CSA said in an official statement.
“With the Proteas men’s team having already participated in no less than eight international cricket Bubble Safe Environment (BSEs).”
CSA announced all the restrictions and bubble management procedures and all the counterparts are properly intimated for smooth conduct of the events.
“The allocation of match venues will still be in respect of the BSEs and therefore the decision on the allocations will take into account the need for safer playing environments,” said CSA.
“These world-class standards and measures are to ensure all players, staff, and officials are protected within this environment. CSA’s main focus is to safeguard the cricket biosphere by managing strict entry standards and limited movement outside of its cordon.
There was much airing in the BCCI chamber about the game, where authorities were taking annual general meeting, but the meeting ended with the approval for the game amid Omicron Spread.
“BCCI has confirmed (to the) CSA that (the) Indian team will travel for three Tests and three ODIs. The remaining four T20Is will be played at a later date,” Shah said in a statement.
Acting CSA CEO Pholetsi Moseki thanked his BCCI counterparts for their support in these trying times.
“I would like to thank both the leadership of Cricket South Africa, as well as the leadership of the BCCI for working so tirelessly to make this tour a reality.
“Even under the most uncertain times, the Boards kept the light of hope alive and kept us anticipating that this tour will indeed take place.
“For us as CSA it is always a meeting of old friends when the Proteas take on India, but we will still present the fans with a compelling proposition and a great spectacle to watch,” said Moseki.
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