As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten the entire world, the South African men’s cricket team’s trip to the West Indies and Sri Lanka has been postponed indefinitely.
South Africa was originally scheduled to take part in a two-match test series and five T20I matches against the West Indies from July to August, and will play three ODI and T20I matches against Sri Lanka in June. However, due to the new virus, these two trips were postponed.
Now, Cricket South Africa (CSA) Cricket Team Captain Graeme Smith has confirmed that after failing to find a suitable time window for the Indian Premier League (IPL), the national team for the Caribbean and Sri Lanka has been postponed indefinitely. Series.
“The West Indies have been postponed indefinitely. We are trying to find a time to install IPL. It seems that we will need our players from the beginning of September and we need to obtain government permits and travel permits. Sri Lanka also [postponed]. I hope that once everything is ready, our team will start from the men’s side. From November, if all goes well, this will be a very busy period for South African cricket, probably when we have never participated. I played it before and tried to fill in many missed tours,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Smith as saying.
Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave said earlier that they hope to host South Africa for 5 T20I or 2 tests in September. The gap between the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is very small, which will end on September 10. Trinidad and Indian Premier League (IPL)-will start in the UAE on September 19.
However, Smith ended the possibility of a bilateral series on Saturday and said that IPL will need players from the national team.