On Monday, the Cricket Associations of South Africa and Sri Lanka jointly announced that the formers tour to Sri Lanka has now been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic scare.
Earlier, South Africa’s Tour to Sri Lanka was scheduled in the month of June where The Proteas were about to play three ODI’s and three T20I’s against the host.
Jacques Faul, acting the chief executive of South Africa said, “It is very sad that we have been forced to take this step and we will re-schedule the tour as soon as cricket returns to a sense of normality and our international fixture list allows. Our Proteas would not have been able to prepare properly taking our own lockdown situation into account and, more importantly, health considerations for our players, which are always paramount, were the over-riding factor.”
It would have been a particularly important tour for us with the three ODIs counting for the new ICC one-day league and the T20 program being part of our preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled for Australia later this year, It is very frustrating for the players who want to build on the good form they showed at the backend of our home summer against Australia,” Faul further explained.
The next tour of South Africa is to West Indies for two test matches and five T20 matches. It will take place in late July or August and 20 over World Cup will be held in Australia in the month of October.