Spectators will not be permitted at all venues for the upcoming cricket matches between India and South Africa, Cricket South Africa confirmed on Monday (December 20th). The decision was made due to the rise in Covid cases in South Africa. India will play three Tests and three ODIs against South Africa with the tour starting on December 26.
The ASC informed that this was a joint decision by the two cricket bodies and was taken to avoid any breaches which may jeopardize the tour from a Covid risk perspective and also to maintain an environment harmless bubbles.
CSA Acting Chief Executive Pholetsi Moseki said: “We recognize the interest expressed by fans and other stakeholders in being able to return to stadiums and want to assure all cricket fans that this decision has not was taken lightly, but was instead taken in the best interests of the game and in the interests of the health and safety of all patrons. Therefore, we urge all sports fans to exercise absolute caution during these extraordinary times. I also wish to use this moment to urge all South Africans to continue spreading the positive messages of VACCINATION, VACCINATION AND VACCINATION, as this is the only way to truly bring our country back to high economic activity, which will help the government to open up the economy and all its forms of economic activity, including allowing more fans to return to stadiums.
Earlier in the evening. the board had canceled the 2021 edition of the Super League Mzansi. The tournament’s third season, originally scheduled to be played in November last year, was postponed due to a pandemic and scheduled for February 2022.
On Sunday, the board canceled the final round of CSA’s four-day franchise series, South Africa‘s premier domestic competition.
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