Coronavirus outbreak: India-South Africa ODI series called off
Due to the coronavirus threat, India-South Africa ODI series has been cancelled. There were two matches remaining in the three-contest rubber
Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called off the last two ODIs between India and South Africa due to coronavirus threat. They were scheduled to play in Lucknow and Kolkata.
After the first ODI was washed out in Dharamsala, the BCCI had decided to hold the second and third ODIs on March 15 and Match 18 behind closed doors. However, on Friday evening (March 13) the Indian cricket board said it was rescheduling the series for a later date.
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In a media advisory, BCCI said, “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday announced to reschedule the ongoing ODI series in view of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak.
“Cricket South Africa will visit India at a later date to play 3 One-day Internationals. The BCCI-CSA will jointly work out the revised schedule.”
Also on Friday, the BCCI had decided to postpone the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). It was to start on March 29 in Mumbai but has been deferred till April 15 due to coronavirus fears.
The spread of coronavirus across the globe has resulted in many sports events being cancelled or postponed.