A drop in new COVID-19 cases in South Africa has come as good news for Cricket South Africa. The Indian cricket team has been kept in a bio-secure bubble for the Test series.
Cricket South Africa has put in place revised norms which say anyone coming in contact with a Covid-19 positive person will need not to quit the team bubble and can play during India's tour of South Africa.
South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi believes that the processes they are following are putting South Africa in good stead ahead of 2021-23 World Test Championship cycle. The first South vs India first Test starts on December 26 in Centurion.
Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and uncapped fast bowler Sisanda Magala and wicketkeeper Ryan Rickelton have been named in the 21-member South Africa squad for the Test series against India. The first Test starts on December 26.
The Indians were originally scheduled to depart for South Africa on December 9. As things stand now, the Tests are unlikely to start on December 17 as planned earlier. The new schedule will be confirmed by CSA in the next 48 hours.
Although several sporting events have been cancelled due to the Omicron threat in Africa, the BCCI are confident that India's tour of South Africa starting December 17 is on as per schedule.
South Africa is worst hit by the new variant of coronavirus as Omicron leaves sportspersons in the lurch across the world. BCCI adopts wait and watch policy.
The Indian men's senior cricket team is scheduled to play three Tests, three ODIs and four T20 internationals during their tour of South Africa which begins on December 17. India A side is already in the Rainbow nation.
Ab de Villiers brought an end to his 17-year-old cricketing career on Friday that saw him play 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is for South Africa besides representing various T20 franchises globally.
India will play three Tests, three ODIs and four T20 internationals in South Africa from December 17, 2021 to January 26, 2022.
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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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