CSA going forward with India tour after medical advice

South Africa’s ODI tour of India for 3 ODIs will go forward after the organisation accomplished a danger evaluation relating to the unfold of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) internationally. Whereas South Africa reported its first confirmed case of the virus on Thursday, India’s well being ministry has estimated infections are affecting round 30 folks. However a staff of specialists have deemed the nation and the staff’s transit routes secure for journey. CSA’s chief medical officer Dr Shuaib Manjra will make the journey with the staff.

South Africa depart their residence nation on Sunday morning and can journey to India through Dubai. They are going to then spend a day in Delhi, earlier than heading to Dharamsala, the venue of the primary ODI, which will probably be performed on March 12. Two extra fixtures in Lucknow and Kolkata observe on March 15 and March 18. Not one of the venues have reported any instances of COVID-19. The staff may also journey on chartered flights to scale back danger, which CSA has put at a low stage, even in Dubai the place soccer matches are being performed behind closed doorways, the UAE Biking Tour has been cancelled and colleges have been shut.

“Whereas the chance stays low, precautionary measures are needed due to the extremely infectious nature of the illness. The staff has been appraised of hygiene precautions, avoidance measures, and symptom recognition along with being supplied with journey kits,” a CSA assertion learn.

Although South Africa’s tour will final for under a complete of 11 days, some members of the staff will stay in India for the IPL, which begins on March 29 and runs to Could 24 and has been given the inexperienced mild albeit with precautions. Different main cricket, such because the sequence between England and Sri Lanka may also go-ahead, with the groups agreeing to change fist bumps as an alternative of handshakes to scale back the transmission of germs.

The task in India is the final of South Africa’s 2019/20 summer time, which started in the identical nation final September. South Africa drew the T20I sequence and misplaced the Checks 3-0. They returned residence to administrative overhaul and a brand new teaching regime however went on to lose a Take a look at and T20I sequence to England whereas drawing the one-day rubber and misplaced a T20I sequence to Australia. They’ve managed to win one trophy, the ODI sequence towards Australia, and presently maintain an unassailable 2-Zero lead with the ultimate match to be performed on Saturday.


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