Modified 13 Mar 2020, 18:25 IST
The ODI sequence between India and South Africa has been called off, in accordance to some BCCI sources, amidst the threat of an outbreak of the Coronavirus. The first sport between the 2 sides, scheduled to happen on March 12 at Dharamshala, was washed out.
The second and third ODIs have been supposed to be performed at Lucknow on March 15 and on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 18 respectively. But after consulting with their stakeholders, BCCI have determined to name off the sequence. The South African crew is probably going to fly out again to their homeland quickly.
“With the IPL being postponed, it solely made sense that at this level of time, this sequence can also be called off. The nation is dealing with a critical pandemic,” a high BCCI official advised PTI.
“The South African crew will come to Delhi and depart by taking on the earliest out there flight,” he added.
The threat of Coronavirus has additionally affected the IPL as its begin is now postponed from 29th March to 15th April with a view of stopping the outbreak of the virus. This step is being taken so as to protect the well being of the gamers, the employees, and numerous spectators that will flock the stadium to see the motion unfold. There have been 80 circumstances of Coronavirus in India so far and out of the 1,00,00Zero circumstances worldwide, the death-count has gone past 5,000.
Published 13 Mar 2020, 18:25 IST
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