Cricket Australia postpones South African tour over coronavirus concerns

Bad news for cricket fans this morning, with the Australian test side confirming that the upcoming tour of South Africa has been postponed.

The Aussies were supposed to head over there this month for a three-match test series, but it’s had to be put off due to coronavirus.

The Rainbow Nation is currently facing a second wave of the virus, dealing with a new and highly-infectious strain.


There were concerns raised earlier this week that the Australian side may have difficulties getting back into the country if they go over there.

Overnight, Cricket Australia has confirmed it’s simply to high of a risk.

“Following extensive due diligence with medical experts, it has become clear that traveling from Australia to South Africa at this current time poses an unacceptable level of health and safety risk to our players, support staff and the community,” Interim Chief Executive Nick Hockley said in a statement.

“We acknowledge the significant amount of work by CSA in planning for the tour, during which we made it clear that CA was prepared to take on additional cost and effort to make the series happen.

“This decision has not been made lightly and we are extremely disappointed, especially given the importance of continuing international cricket at this time, our valued relationship with CSA, and our aspirations to compete in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship.”

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