Australia will not travel to South Africa for prepared Check tour as COVID disaster worsens

The Australian cricket tour to South Africa has been identified as off due to the escalating coronavirus pandemic in the host state.

Cricket Australia verified following month’s three-Take a look at sequence owing to commence on March 3 will not go in advance as the hosts battle to incorporate the virus.

The cancellation is a substantial blow for Tim Paine’s adult males who could now pass up out on a location in the last of the inaugural globe Exam championship.

“Due to the public health and fitness condition in South Africa, which includes a second wave and new variant of the virus, and adhering to extensive owing diligence with healthcare professionals, it has become clear that travelling from Australia to South Africa at this latest time poses an unacceptable stage of well being and security threat to our gamers, help employees and the local community,” Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s interim CEO mentioned.

“We acknowledge the significant quantity of operate by CSA in scheduling for the tour, all through which we designed it obvious that CA was well prepared to acquire on extra charge and effort and hard work to make the collection materialize.

“This decision has not been created lightly and we are incredibly unhappy, primarily offered the relevance of continuing worldwide cricket at this time, our valued romantic relationship with CSA, and our aspirations to contend in the inaugural ICC Environment Check Championship.”

Cricket Australia claimed they hoped to enjoy the collection at a later on date.

“As complicated and disappointing a choice as this is, primarily for Justin (Langer), Tim (Paine) and the workforce, we have a obligation of care to our persons and their health and safety just cannot be compromised.

“We glimpse ahead to taking part in the sequence versus CSA at a day to be confirmed in owing course and we mail CSA and the individuals of South Africa our very most effective needs for a productive rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine and a return to normality before long.”