India Set To Tour South Africa For T20 Series In August, Pending Government Clearance: Sources

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, International cricket has been on a standstill since March. But, India and South Africa could play three T20 international at the end of August as part of a prior agreement provided the situation arises out of the Coronavirus pandemic improves substantially for the government on both sides to give a go-ahead.

The Cricket South Africa acting chief executive Jacques Faul has confirmed the news on Thursday. Series can’t go forward if both governments of the countries did not give approval and also the final approval will be taken near August when the pandemic is in control.

‘India wants to honour its agreement. If it’s postponed, maybe a bit later,” Faul said during a virtual press conference on Thursday according to sport24.co.za. “We’ve had a very good discussion with them (BCCI).

“We’re going to be very innovative because it’s an important tour for us. As I’ve stated before, we’re very encouraged by India’s willingness”.

BCCI agreeing to this bilateral series will also mean that they will have CSA’s support if they want to organize the cash-rich IPL in the month of October – November.

Considering the fast-evolving situation, CSA has reiterated that the series will be subject to the clearing from the highest authorities of both India and South Africa.

A BCCI official on condition of anonymity said that the possibility is there provided they get an all Clearance from the government of India.

“ Firstly, we have to get players for a conditioning camp in a green Zone. Obviously, if things are on track, we would play in South Africa,” the official told PTI.

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