Home cricket in South Africa has been placed on maintain following a “second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic”.
Issuing a press release, Cricket South Africa on Thursday confirmed the postponement of spherical six of the Four-Day Home Collection.
“The choice to postpone the upcoming spherical of four-day matches, which had been scheduled from December 20-23, is available in gentle of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic which is presently affecting South Africa. As well as, among the host stadiums are in Covid-19 hotspots,” the CSA assertion learn.
“Within the curiosity of Cricket South Africa’s responsibility of care to its franchise gamers, help employees and stadium personnel and in accordance with Authorities well being and security rules, CSA has opted to postpone the ultimate spherical of home fixtures of 2020,” stated CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith.
He knowledgeable that gamers can be granted an prolonged break till the beginning of the Momentum One-Day Cup, which is because of begin on January eight.
In line with a report in ESPNcricinfo, 10 members of South Africa’s 16-man Take a look at squad to play two-match sequence towards Sri Lanka concerned in home first-class matches, have been recognized with Covid-19.
Rassie van der Dussen, Beuran Hendricks, Wiaan Mulder (all Lions), Migael Pretorius (Knights), Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Lungi Ngidi (all Titans), Keshav Maharaj, Sarel Erwee and Keegan Petersen (all Dolphins) had been a part of fixtures between the Titans and the Dolphins, and between the Lions and the Knights, during which not less than 5 optimistic checks have been returned, the report additional stated.
“CSA is dedicated to mitigating the influence of Covid-19 on the 2020/21 season, with the upcoming two-match Betway Take a look at Collection between South Africa and Sri Lanka being performed in a bio-secure surroundings, which is a extra managed area than the home competitors,” stated Smith.
The South African Take a look at squad is scheduled to assemble in Pretoria on Saturday for the Take a look at sequence which begins on December 26.
South Africa Take a look at squad: Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Beuran Hendricks, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Sarel Erwee, Anrich Nortje, Glenton Stuurman, Wiaan Mulder, Keegan Petersen, Kyle Verreynne, Migael Pretorius