Saturday, August 13, 2022

India tour of South Africa goes on hold after the release of New Covid Strain


The new variation of the Covid 19 has brought specific vulnerabilities over India tour of South Africa. According to BCCI sources, the Indian cricket crew is anticipating to play or not to proceed with the arranged visit. The sources likewise added that the senior players of the side are relied upon to make a trip to South Africa on December 8.

It is likewise been accounted for that the BCCI is wanting to hold many players from continuous India A visit. At present, the India A group is in South Africa where three informal Test matches are booked between the groups. Though the senior group’s visit to the country is planned for the following month, beginning from December 17.

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The two groups are arranged to play three Test matches, as numerous ODIs and four T20Is. Notwithstanding, presently the new variation of the infection has raised genuine worries on the visit.

A new Covid variation – B.1.1.529 has unleashed ruin in South Africa. First distinguished in the country this week, it has spread quickly to the close by nations too. In this way, it might prompt specific changes in the quarantine rules for players before long.

India will be on a long task in the country wherein the players will be in the country for almost seven weeks. Be that as it may, South Africa has been seeing an unexpected ascent in cases particularly in the northern piece of the country.

Johannesburg and Pretoria, which are the two scenes for the Test matches, may likewise become helpless against the spread of the new variation.

“Look, till we get a detailed picture of the ground situation from Cricket South Africa (CSA), we will not be able to tell our next step. As per the current plan, the Indian team is supposed to leave either on December 8 or 9 just after the New Zealand series gets over in Mumbai,”stated by one of the BCCI Officials as quoted by TOI.

“Initially, there was no provision for hard quarantine but obviously the players will remain in a bio-bubble. Now with cases rising in South Africa and the European Union also canceling flights temporarily, we need to factor in these aspects,” further added by the source.



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