South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka postponed again
South Africa’s postponed tour of Sri Lanka is again postponed. It was reconfirmed by Michael Owen-Smith, the Executive Consultant, Cricket South Africa.
Speaking exclusively over telephone on Sunday afternoon, he said, “As Graeme Smith stated very clearly at his presser yesterday (on Saturday) both tours (West Indies and Sri Lanka) have been postponed indefinitely”.
South Africa’s team was scheduled to play three ODIs’ and three T-20I in June. The tour was also postponed earlier because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Interestingly, South African players have been cleared to play in the IPL.
“As far as the IPL is concerned CSA has issued no objection certificates to all the South African players contracted to the tournament”, the official added.
South African players participation in the Lanka Premier League (LPL), which will be played before the IPL is uncertain at this stage.
“The Sri Lanka league overlaps with the Caribbean Premier League and players will have the same problems with visa, travel and covid regulations that they had with that tournament”, the official further added.
“It is up to Sri Lanka to announce names of foreign players they have drafted into their teams”, he signed off.