Cricket South Africa (CSA) says series against India will continue despite COVID cases in either team

India's tour of England was postponed after COVID outbreak in Indian camp earlier this year

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has revealed that an agreement has been reached with BCCI according to which the test and the ODI series between India and South Africa won’t be postponed or curtailed in any way, if there are one or two isolated cases of COVID 19 in either of the two camps.

It has been made clear through a statement, which has been published by PTI, that the close contacts of the positive cases will also be allowed to continue playing. A smilar situation had occured on the England tour earlier this year where India’s coaching staff turned positive and although the series continued for the time being, it had to be postponed later, as many members of Indian contingent caught the infection.

However, the bio bubble in England was not very strict, the spectators were allowed for every game and the rapid antigen tests were not taking place everyday. In South Africa, beacuse of the emergence of Omicron variant and the rise in the number of cases, the series will be played behind closed doors and the bio bubble will be strict.

Also, all the members of both sides would be fully vaccinated before entering the bubble and all of them will have to go through rapid antigen tests everyday to ensure any positive case in any of the two camps is identified quickly and isolated straightaway.

Series against India is vital for Cricket South Africa (CSA) financially

India’s tour of South Africa has already been delayed because of Omicron variant as the T20I series has been dropped from the original schedule and is expected to be scheduled later. The tour is now limited to only test and ODI series.

Since, the tour of the Indian team is a vital event for Cricket South Africa (CSA) financially, they want to leave no stone unturned to make sure the series goes ahead without any hiccups and obstructions. A full resort has been booked for the Indian team in Gauteng with access completely denied for the outside world.



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