COVID Omicron Edition: Two remaining ODIs between SA and Netherlands postponed

johannesburg [South Africa]27 (ANI): Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Royal Dutch Cricket Association (KNCB) have agreed to postpone the three-match ODI series starting Friday.

The decision comes as a result of the visiting team’s growing concern and concern about travel restrictions imposed by several countries around the world, including the United Kingdom (UK), European Union (EU) and United Kingdom, and the ban on flights from South Africa. States of America (USA). These measures are the result of the announcement on Thursday by South Africa’s Ministry of Health of a new type of COVID-19 virus detected in the country.

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CSA’s Acting CEO, Foletsi Mosecki, said: “We are disappointed by the unfortunate situation we find ourselves in, but the comfort of all incoming teams should always be a priority. The mental well-being of players is one of CSA’s top priorities. , and we respect our audience’s position and perspective.”

“CSA and the Canadian National Council will discuss the possibility of rescheduling the tour as part of this cycle of the ICC’s Future Tours programme, which ends in 2023,” he added.

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KNCB president Jurgen Delfoss said: “We are saddened by these circumstances, but we are grateful to Cricket South Africa for understanding and helping our team. It should be understood that the concerns pertain to travel issues and how quickly the team can reach home and have nothing to do with the security of a critical Safe Environment (BSE) successfully organized by CSA. Our team was delighted with every aspect of organizing the tour and was well treated by our hosts. ,

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“We have been looking forward to this series against the Proteas for some time and would like to return to South Africa in the near future,” he added.

The Dutch team will be staying at the BSE Hotel till the return flights are completed with the support of key staff of CSA BSE. (Annie)

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