January23 , 2022

India’s Tour Of South Africa Confirmed, Team’s Arrival “Moved Out By A Week”: CSA | Cricket News

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India’s tour of South Africa will go forward “as originally scheduled” regardless of considerations over a brand new COVID-19 variant, Cricket South Africa confirmed by a press launch on Saturday. The South African board, nonetheless, stated that a couple of adjustment to the logistical preparations have been made with arrival timings of the Indian group “moved out by a week”. India will play three Tests and as many ODIs in South Africa as scheduled however the four-match T20I collection will likely be held at a later date.

“Cricket South Africa can confirm that the India Tour will continue as originally scheduled, with a few adjustment to the logistical arrangements, such as the arrival time of the India Team, CSA said in a media release.

“The tour is now confirmed and the arrival timings of the India group will likely be moved out by every week, to permit for efficient logistical planning,” added CSA.

The South African board also confirmed that the tour will take place under the strictest COVID-19 guidelines.

CSA also said that it will confirm the venues in the “subsequent 48 hours”.

“I want to thank each the management of Cricket South Africa, in addition to the management of the BCCI for working so tirelessly to make this tour a actuality. Even below essentially the most unsure occasions, the boards saved the sunshine of hope alive and saved us anticipating that this tour will certainly happen. For us as CSA it’s at all times a gathering of previous buddies when the Proteas tackle India, however we are going to nonetheless current the followers with a compelling proposition and an excellent spectacle to look at,” Pholetsi Moseki, acting CEO of CSA said.

Earlier, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah told ANI that India will play three Tests and as many ODIs in South Africa as scheduled but the four-match T20I series will be held at a later date.

“BCCI has confirmed CSA that the Indian group will journey for 3 Tests and three ODIs. The remaining 4 T20Is will likely be performed at a later date,” Jay Shah told ANI on Saturday.

Before the start of the second Test against New Zealand, India skipper Virat Kohli had said that his side is seeking clarity about the upcoming tour of South Africa.

“There are gamers who usually are not a part of this group proper now who will likely be getting into quarantine to hitch the group,” Kohli told reporters a day out from the Mumbai Test.

“Those sorts of stuff you wish to search readability as quickly as potential.”

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On Tuesday, the South African government had pledged to take all precautions necessary to keep players safe and praised the “solidarity” of India’s cricketers in choosing to continue with the tour.

India are currently playing a Test — second of the series — against New Zealand in Mumbai. The Test witnessed history being revisited as New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel became only the third player to take all Test wickets.

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