India v South Africa Preview: ODI Series to be rescheduled following outbreak

Dave Kuzio:

The ODI series between India and South Africa has been rescheduled because of the outbreak.

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The series was already scheduled to be played behind closed doors, but the Coronavirus pandemic has caused officials to rethink their plans and they have come up with the decision to temporarily postpone the series.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India released a statement on Friday informing everyone of their decision, plus they revealed that South Africa will return to India at a later date to play the series.

The statement from BCCI read: “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday announced to reschedule the ongoing ODI series in view of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak.

“Cricket South Africa will visit India at a later date to play 3 One-day Internationals. The BCCI-CSA will jointly work out the revised schedule.”

The statement seemed to hint that the series will start over with three ODI’s being played, despite their first encounter being washed out before the series was axed.

In the first ODI washout, a big crowd turned up despite government warnings asking fans not to attend mass gatherings in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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