South Africa’s limited-overs tour to Sri Lanka has been postponed in a decision that was jointly announced by Cricket South Africa(CSA) and Sri Lanka Cricket(SLC) due to the global Coronavirus pandemic.
The tour which was scheduled for June included three ODI’s and three T20’s. Results from the ODI’s would count for points in the new ICC One-Day League.
“It is very sad that we have been forced to take this step and we will re-schedule the tour as soon as cricket returns to a sense of normality and our international fixture list allows,” said CSA Acting Chief Executive Jacques Faul.
This will be the second tour that CSA is postponing after recalling their players home from India before the first match.
“Our Proteas would not have been able to prepare properly taking our own lockdown situation into account and, more importantly, health considerations for our players, which are always paramount, were the overriding factor”, Faul said. South Africa has been under a nationwide lockdown since late March.
The decision on this years’edition of the IPL which has been postponed indefinitely and the T20 World Cup in Australia is yet to be announced by the ICC. The South African team is still scheduled to tour the West Indies in July.