Saturday, May 21, 2022
Home Sport South Africa Appreciates BCCI’s Decision To Go Ahead With Tour

South Africa Appreciates BCCI’s Decision To Go Ahead With Tour

- Advertisement -

Johannesburg: The foreign ministry of South Africa has praised India for apparently going ahead with the cricket tour to the rainbow nation amid fears of cancellation of the series due to the surge of Omicron variant of COVID-19 there.

In response, the foreign ministry said that a “full bio-secure environment” will be created for the Indian team the moment it lands here for a high-octane series next month.

India A is beginning their second unofficial Test against South Africa A in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, remaining in the African nation despite the global fear due to the discovery of the Omicron variant.

The Indian senior team will play three Tests beginning December 17. They will also feature in 3 ODIs and four T20 Internationals. Virat Kohli and his men are scheduled to arrive by December 9.

“South Africa will take all precautions necessary to ensure the health and safety of the Indian teams. A full Bio-secure environment will be established around both the South African and Indian ‘A’ Teams as well as the two National Teams,” the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) — country’s foreign ministry — was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

“India’s decision to show solidarity by choosing to continue with the tour of the Indian ‘A’ Team stands in contrast with a number of countries who have decided to close their borders and to restrict travel from Southern African…,” the department added.

According to the ministry, the South African government has appreciated the BCCI’s move to allow the tour to continue and “for not letting travel restrictions negatively impact on international sports”, the agency reported.

The first India-South Africa Test will be played at Johannesburg, followed by the second match at Centurion (December 26) and the third match at Cape Town (January 3).

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
Stay Connected
16,985FansLike
2,458FollowersFollow
61,453SubscribersSubscribe
Must Read

Centre Cuts Fuel Prices

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman declared a sharp cut in central excise duty on fuel prices in view of surging inflation in the...
- Advertisement -

Indrani Mukerjea Walks Out Of Jail

Mumbai: Former media executive Indrani Mukerjea was released from Mumbai’s Byculla women’s prison on Friday. She was arrested for allegedly murdering her daughter Sheena...

Supreme Court Awards Navjot Sidhu 1 Year In Jail

New Delhi: The Supreme Court sentenced Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu to one year in jail in a 34-year-old road rage case on...

Women’s World Boxing: India’s Nikhat Zareen Bags Gold

New Delhi: Nikhat Zareen of India bagged the gold medal in the 52kg category at the Women's World Boxing Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, on...
Related News

Centre Cuts Fuel Prices

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman declared a sharp cut in central excise duty on fuel prices in view of surging inflation in the...

Indrani Mukerjea Walks Out Of Jail

Mumbai: Former media executive Indrani Mukerjea was released from Mumbai’s Byculla women’s prison on Friday. She was arrested for allegedly murdering her daughter Sheena...

Supreme Court Awards Navjot Sidhu 1 Year In Jail

New Delhi: The Supreme Court sentenced Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu to one year in jail in a 34-year-old road rage case on...

Women’s World Boxing: India’s Nikhat Zareen Bags Gold

New Delhi: Nikhat Zareen of India bagged the gold medal in the 52kg category at the Women's World Boxing Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, on...

CBI Interrogates Bengal Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee For Over 3 Hours

Kolkata: West Bengal industry minister Partha Chatterjee is not at all a relieved man as he left the Nizam Palace after more than three...
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here