Cricket Australia on Friday postponed a one-off Check in opposition to Afghanistan and an ODI collection in opposition to New Zealand, citing complexity of scheduling worldwide matches in the course of the world coronavirus pandemic.
Australia have been to host Afghanistan later this yr at Perth in November whereas the Kiwis have been to reach in January 2021 however each the assignments have been postponed to the subsequent summer time (2021-22).
The COVID-19 pandemic had additionally compelled a postponement of the T20 World Cup that Australia have been to host this yr.
“Cricket Australia seems ahead to working with our good mates on the Afghanistan Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket to ship the matches at a time when, hopefully, the restrictions introduced on by the COVID19 pandemic have eased,” CA’s interim chief govt officer Nick Hockley was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
The rescheduled Indian Premier League will conclude on November 10 and plenty of Australian and Afghanistan gamers competing within the UAE would have confronted points in finishing the obligatory two-week quarantine interval upon their arrival in Australia.
“All of us labored extremely onerous to make the collection occur this summer time, however the challenges round worldwide journey and quarantine restrictions in the end satisfied all events that the collection would should be performed at a later date.”
Hockley although confirmed that there was no risk to the scheduled tour by the Virat Kohli-led Indian staff.
“CA seems ahead to welcoming the Indian males’s staff for a full schedule of matches this summer time in what guarantees to be an unbelievable contest throughout all three codecs.”
The Indian staff is scheduled to play a four-Check collection, beginning December three in Brisbane, and a three-match ODI collection.