South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka postponed due to coronavirus
Sri Lanka Cricket announces that the South Africa National Team Tour of Sri Lanka, which was scheduled to take place during the month of June, 2020, has been postponed, owing to the current pandemic (COVID – 19) situation facing globally.
The decision was taken jointly by both Sri Lanka Cricket and Cricket South Africa. The tour will be rescheduled, once normality returns and also when the International Cricket Calendars of both nations opens up for a rescheduling.
Sri Lanka and South Africa were planning to play a 3-match ODI Series and a 3-match T20i series during the tour.
Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement,
“Sri Lanka Cricket and Cricket South Africa have made this decision jointly. This tour of South Africa will be rescheduled in future when the situation is normal and both countries will return to the International Cricket Calendars.”
Former Proteas captain AB de Villiers was scheduled to return to international cricket with this series. However, due to coronavirus, his comeback in international cricket is now under much uncertainty.
All kinds of sports around the world have stalled due to coronavirus. Cricket has had a direct impact. The last international match was played on March 13. For more than a month, cricket has been on a standstill. All boards are losing revenue because the games are closed.