IND vs SA / Coronavirus New Variant create tension on Team India tour of South Africa in December

Zoom News : Nov 26, 2021, 09:34 PM
Kanpur: Due to the new variant of Coronavirus causing panic in Europe and African countries, there has been concern about Team India's tour of South Africa next month and players in the coming days. There may be a change in the rules of Quarantine.

Team India has to go to South Africa

Team India has to play 3 Tests, 3 ODIs and 4 T20 International matches in its almost 7-week tour starting from December 17. These matches will be played in four venues Johannesburg, Centurion, Paarl and Cape Town. Cases are increasing in the northern part of South Africa and at least two of the Test series grounds Johannesburg and Pretoria (closer to Centurion) may be vulnerable to this new variant.

Will India's South African tour be cancelled?

A senior BCCI official told PTI on Friday, "Look, until we get to know from Cricket South Africa (CSA) the situation there, we will not be able to tell about our next course of action." According to the current schedule, the Indian team has to leave on December 8 or 9 after the end of the series against New Zealand in Mumbai.

The danger from the new corona variant

The BCCI may not want to say anything about the South African tour at the moment, but in the next few days, it can talk to the CSA about the new type B.1.1.

Netherlands cancels South African tour

The Netherlands Cricket Team has given a big decision after the new variant of Coronavirus came to the fore. The Dutch Board canceled the South Africa Tour. Along with this, it has been decided to send his team back home from the tour. Now whether this news will also affect Team India's tour of South Africa, this is a big question.

Players will be sent by chartered plane?

The BCCI official indicated that even though the players will be sent from Mumbai to Johannesburg chartered plane, they may have to stay in strict quarantine for 3 or 4 days in the changed situation.

will have to go through a strict quarantine

The BCCI official said, 'Earlier there was no provision of strict quarantine but of course the players will remain in the bio bubble. Now the cases are increasing in South Africa and the European Union has also temporarily canceled flights there, we need to look into these aspects.