Cricket South Africa has finally got a green light from the country’s sports ministry and they will meet on Thursday to discuss how to bring back cricket in the country after the coronavirus pandemic.
South Africa was scheduled to play against India in March this year but they had to return back, following the spike in the number of cases. Cricketing activities haven’t taken place in the country from the last four months so the main focus of the CSA would be getting the Men’s and Women’s cricket team back on track.
CSA had also announced of 3 TC exhibition match featuring 3 teams in the match and 36 overs scheduled on 27th June. However, the competition was postponed after the apex body confirmed 7 positive COVID-19 cases in the board. Even the South African government did not approve of the event as it was slated to take place at SuperSport Park, in Centurion, which was one of the hotspots in the country.
But now as they have already got approval from their respective sports ministry, a new date will be announced for the 3TC competition which will be announced by the next week.
CSA would now consider an alternative window and venue for staging the event. The players would be informed at least seven days before the event so they get enough time for training.
The men’s team was originally scheduled to travel Sri Lanka for a Test series, followed by two-Test, five T20I series against West Indies next month, both of which were a part of the World Test Championship, have now been postponed until the further notice.
The board also hopes of hosting India for three T20Is in August, but have made provision for those fixtures to take place later in the home summer, as far forward as March 2021 as everything now depends on the decision by ICC regarding the T20 World Cup in Australia.