Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) have agreed to postpone the balance of the current One-Day International tour of India due to the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Both Acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr Jacques Faul and Interim Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith have personally been in contact with the BCCI and have expressed their gratitude for their understanding and cooperation in arriving at this very responsible decision.
The two countries will now work together to find an appropriate window in the international cricket calendar for the three-match ODI series. The Proteas are currently preparing for their return to South Africa.
“Our view is that this decision is both necessary and a precaution that had to be taken in the interest of cricket and the sustainability of the game. We are monitoring the situation with the virus and are in constant consultation with medical and virology experts. We will apply our minds to the input of experts and act in a way that reflects our duty of caring for our players”, commented Dr Faul.
“We are currently doing a full risk assessment on the influence of the virus on our operations, including the current domestic season,” concluded Dr Faul.