- Cricket The Africa Director Graeme Smith said – The game will no longer have to be thought of as an event, but as a business.
- South Africa were scheduled to play 3 ODIs in March, the first one being canceled due to rain and the rest due to Corona.
May 21, 2020, 05:43 PM IST
Cricket South Africa (CSA) hopes to host the Indian team in August. During this time both teams can play 3 T20 series. At the moment, CSA is exploring new dates for the proposed tour of the West Indies ahead of the series from India.
The Africa has canceled its Sri Lanka tour due to coronavirus. A limited overs series was to be played here. But to overcome the economic crisis, CSA is calling on India for a home series.
Talking to BCCI about the series
“We are in constant touch with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the T20 series,” CSA Director Graeme Smith said in a press conference on Thursday. Hopefully they can do yes for three T20s. No one knows what will happen in late August. Everyone can only guess. We play only social distance games. We can also play it without an audience. ”
The Africa team visited India in March. Here was to play a three ODI series with India. The first match was to be held in Dharamsala on 12 March, which was canceled due to rain. Thereafter, the two ODIs on 15 and 18 March were canceled due to Corona.
Africa to play series in Windies in July
D. Africa is scheduled to play 2 Tests and 5 T20 series from West Indies in July. “We are exploring all the options, so that cricket can be brought back on track,” Smith said. For this, we have to work together. Now we have to think of the game as a business and not as an event. We are also trying to understand the laws of quarantine. ”
Busy schedule will be a big problem
India's busy schedule will be a major obstacle for the series. Team India has to play 3 ODIs and 3 T20 series in their home from Sri Lanka in June-July. After this, there are 3 ODIs to play in Zimbabwe tour in August. The Asia Cup is to be held in Dubai to be hosted by Pakistan in September. In September-October, England will play 3 ODIs and 3 T20 series on India tour.