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BCCI and CSA announce the rescheduling of the ongoing ODI series

India v South Africa - ODI Series - India Nets - Dharamsala, India - March 11, 2020 India's Prithvi Shaw during nets
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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.

Both Acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr Jacques Faul and Interim Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith have personally been in contact with the BCCI and have expressed their gratitude for their understanding and cooperation in arriving at this very responsible decision.

The two countries will now work together to find an appropriate window in the international cricket calendar for the three-match ODI series.  The Proteas are currently preparing for their return to South Africa.

“Our view is that this decision is both necessary and a precaution that had to be taken in the interest of cricket and the sustainability of the game.  We are monitoring the situation with the virus and are in constant consultation with medical and virology experts.  We will apply our minds to the input of experts and act in a way that reflects our duty of caring for our players”, commented Dr Faul on behalf of Cricket South Africa .

“We are currently doing a full risk assessment on the influence of the virus on our operations, including the current domestic season,” concluded Dr Faul.

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