Monday, April 20, 2020

South Africa's tour to Sri Lanka postponed


Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Sri Lankan Cricket have postponed South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Proteas were due to play a three One Day International series as well three T20s in the Island nation in June, but the will be set aside for another time.

"It is very sad that we have been forced to take this step and we will re-schedule the tour as soon as cricket returns to a sense of normality and our international fixture list allows," said Cricket South Africa's acting chief executive Jacques Faul. "Our Proteas would not have been able to prepare properly taking our own lockdown situation into account and, more importantly, health considerations for our players, which are always paramount, were the over-riding factor. "It would have been a particularly important tour for us with the three ODIs counting for the new ICC one-day league and the T20 programme being part of our preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled for Australia later this year. 
"It is very frustrating for the players who want to build on the good form they showed at the backend of our home summer against Australia."

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