Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) director of cricket Graeme Smith on Saturday stated the Proteas’ excursions of West Indies and Sri Lanka have been postponed indefinitely owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former captain Smith added that the nationwide staff is anticipated to be again in motion in November.
Final week, Cricket West Indies chief government Johnny Grave had expressed his board’s curiosity to host South Africa for both a five-match T20I collection or a two-Take a look at rubber in September.
Nonetheless, Smith stated there is no such thing as a time to fit a tour to the Caribbean as a number of South African gamers can be heading to play within the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is scheduled to be held from September 19 to November eight within the UAE.
“West Indies has been postponed indefinitely. We’re struggling to discover a time with the IPL being fitted in,” Smith was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
“It seems like our gamers are going to be wanted from the start of September, authorities allowing, and journey allowing. Sri Lanka additionally (postponed),” Smith added.
The previous skipper stated the board is seeking to reschedule all of the collection postponed as a result of coronavirus outbreak, beginning November.
“I anticipate that when issues rise up and operating, our staff, on the lads’s aspect, I’d say from November onwards, if all goes nicely, it will likely be a extremely busy interval for South African cricket, in all probability taking part in in instances that we haven’t performed earlier than and attempting to cram in a variety of the missed excursions,” Smith added.
The South African staff was scheduled to tour Sri Lanka for 3 ODIs and as many T20Is in June earlier than heading to the Caribbeans to play two Checks and 5 T20s from July 23 to August 16. Each the excursions have been postponed as a result of pandemic.