COVID Omicron variant: Two remaining ODI delays delayed between SA and the Netherlands

COVID Omicron variant: Two remaining ODI delays delayed between SA and the Netherlands

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

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

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CSA Acting CEO Folitsi Musicki said: “We are disappointed by the unfortunate situation we find ourselves in, but the comfort of all visiting teams must always be the priority. The mental health of players is a top priority for CSA, and we respect the standing and perspective of our visitors. “.

“The 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 Program, which ends in 2023,” he added.

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KNCB Chairman Jurgen Delvos said: “We are saddened by these circumstances, but we are grateful to Cricket South Africa for their assistance and understanding of our team’s position. It should be understood that the concerns are closely related to travel issues and how quickly the team can get home and not have anything to do with the security of a vital safe environment (BSE) which was successfully hosted by the CSA. Our team was happy with every aspect of organizing the tour and was treated well by our hosts.”

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

The Dutch team will remain at the BSE Hotel until the return flights are completed with the support of key CSA BSE staff. (Ani)

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