India-South Africa series set to postpone due to Omicron!
CRICDOT DESK : Suddenly the shadow of black clouds arouse for the future of India-South Africa upcoming series. The tour of South Africa may be postponed due to health concern. According to sources, several cricketers are reluctant to go to South Africa with their families at the moment due to concerns over the new variant of Corona virus Omicron.
Apart from the worries, the cricketers have reportedly objected to playing the full series. In fact, cricket is going on continuously. All the games on it are Bio Babel, that is, the formation of the biological protection zone. In this situation, a number of cricketers have reportedly agreed to play the series for more than a month from December 16.
Many cricketers (India vs South Africa) do not want to play three Tests, three ODIs and four T20I matches against South Africa. Over the past few weeks, there has been a worldwide outcry over the new variant of coronavirus Omicron in South Africa. Several countries have closed their borders with South Africa, as well as air services. The central government is quite worried about the current situation.
The central government has not yet given the green signal for India’s tour of South Africa. However, BCCI officials had hoped that the consent would be obtained. Discussions are going on between the cricket boards of the two countries. Until Tuesday, board officials were hopeful that Team India would be able to tour South Africa at a later date.
The news that Indian cricketers did not want to go out came to light on Wednesday afternoon. There are many questions among cricketers about Corona’s concern about going to South Africa. Sources claimed that Rohit Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Rishabh Panth, KL Rahul and Shardul Tagore have expressed their objections to the tour of South Africa. According to board sources, the selection of the team for the South Africa series has been postponed for the time being.
The squad was likely to be announced before the Mumbai Test. Initially, it was decided that the board officials would sit down and discuss the question raised among the cricketers. The Indian board decided to answer all the questions of the cricketers. But the board is not doing that at the moment. In fact, the government has not yet given the go-ahead for the visit. If you don’t get that, there is no point in discussing. But there is another reason behind not discussing with the cricketers at the moment.
The Indian board decided to sit separately with the cricketers. But due to lack of time it is not possible. Board officials are all busy with the annual general meeting on December 4 in Kolkata. There is also a meeting of the IPL Governing Council. So for now the board is waiting for the green signal from the central government. However, sources said that the South African Cricket Board has been advised by the Indian Cricket Board to shorten the series without canceling it altogether. That is, if it is possible to reduce the number of matches by cutting. This will give you some extra time to start the series. The BCCI can then make the final decision based on the situation. Although the officials of the two countries are still optimistic that the series will be possible according to the specific schedule.