Over-50s WC cancelled over COVID-19 concerns
The Over-50s cricket World Cup has been called off into the third round of the competition.
The decision have been taken after the tournament’s medical committee stated, “It is a public health risk decision” in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“The decision was taken for the protection of the players, given their age demographic, but also for the local population given that 95% of known cases in South African have come from travellers,”
Dr Parag Pandya, the head of the medical committee of the tournament, said.
The fatality rate of the coronavirus’ is quite high among older adult world wide especially those above the age of 50.
A Cricket South Africa release said the decision was made when the third round of matches were ongoing, and the matches were abandoned after the first innings.
The statement of the release also said that the seven of the eleven visiting teams have been staying in the Cape Town hotel. Necessary precautions have also been taken as well. They will remain in there situation.