India’s Tour Of South Africa: BCCI To Await Govt Choice Over New COVID Variant

India are scheduled to play three Assessments, three ODIs and 4 T20Is in South Africa.© AFP

The brand new coronavirus variant has solid a shadow over the Indian cricket crew’s u.neting tour of South Africa, which is scheduled to start from December 17. An India A crew is already in South Africa, the place it’s scheduled to play three unofficial Take a look at matches, the primary of which is at the moment underway. Sources within the BCCI have advised FreeCricket that the Indian cricket board is awaiting the federal government’s determination earlier than taking a name on whether or not to go forward with the tour. The sources additional knowledgeable that senior gamers are anticipated to journey to South Africa on December 8, after the.netpletion of the second Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand.

FreeCricket has additionally learnt from its sources that the BCCI at the moment plans to retain a couple of gamers from the continuing India A tour.

A brand new coronavirus variant – B.1.1.529 – has been red-flagged by scientists over an alarmingly excessive variety of spike mutations which may make the virus extra immune to vaccines, improve transmissibility and result in extra extreme signs.

FreeCricket recognized in South Africa this week, the variant has unfold to close by international locations, together with Botswana, the place absolutely vaccinated individuals have been contaminated. In South Africa, over 100 instances have been linked to this variant, with 4 extra in Botswana.

India are scheduled to play three Take a look at matches, three ODIs and 4 T20Is as a part of the bilateral collection in South Africa.

The collection will start with the primary Take a look at in Johannesburg from December 17, adopted by the Boxing Day Take a look at in Centurion and the ultimate Take a look at in Cape City from January 3.

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The primary ODI can be performed in Paarl on January, adopted by two extra ODIs in Cape City (January 14 and 16.

Cape City can even host the opening two T20Is (on January 19 and 21). The collection will then conclude in Paarl with the ultimate two T20Is on January 23 and 26.

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