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Due to Covid-19 outbreak, SA vs IND Test and ODI series to be played behind the doors

Due to the Covid-19 scare in the country, Cricket South Africa has decided not to sell any tickets for the upcoming Test and ODI series between South Africa and India.

From December 26, the two teams will face off in a series of three Tests and three One-Day Internationals. Centurion, Cape Town, and Johannesburg will host the red-ball matches, while Paarl and Cape Town will host the 50-over events beginning January 19.

“Cricket South Africa (CSA) has taken note of cricket fans’ and other stakeholders’ concerns about the timing and disclosure of ticket sales details in connection with the upcoming India vs Proteas tour, which begins in less than a week.

“Unfortunately, CSA wishes to inform the most ardent cricket fans, as well as all sports fans, that the two cricketing bodies have taken a joint decision to protect the players and the tour by NOT making tickets available for the India vs Proteas offerings, due to the increasing COVID cases around the world, and the fourth wave locally.” This decision was made to avoid any breaches that could jeopardize the trip from a Covid-risk standpoint, as well as to keep the bubble environment safe.

“We’d like to remind all cricket fans that the tour and matches will continue to be televised on SuperSport and SABC platforms. In addition, as part of its ongoing efforts to expand cricket’s reach, the CSA is looking into other public viewing activities that will allow a small number of fans to enjoy the summer cricket atmosphere with other fans via activation sites while still adhering to the strictest safety measures and exercising duty of care.

As soon as the necessary clearances have been obtained, the CSA will notify the possible alternative public viewing activities “According to the CSA statement.

Due to the Omicron variant epidemic in the country, South Africa has been forced to suspend all of its domestic tournaments, including the Mzansi Super League in February 2022.

South Africa reported a record number of daily COVID-19 infections last week in a fourth wave believed to be largely caused by the Omicron variant.

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