Cricket South Africa (CSA) has pointed out that they are confident they will be going ahead with the three-match Test series against Australia. The board has said that details of the matches is expected to be announced within a week or so.
The Australia tour of South Africa was planned to happen during February and March, but England’s limited-overs tour has pushed the series to take place sometime between March and April.
“Australia’s tour at this stage is going ahead. I had a chat with the chair of Cricket Australia about a week ago and we agreed that the tour is going to go ahead,” Cricket South Africa interim board chairman Zak Yacoob said.
“We agreed that we are going to ensure that our facilities are as good as possible, as good as necessary. We also agreed we learn every day but that is not on the basis that we did anything wrong when England was here because you know that none of the English was affected. That’s the bottom line. They all flew back and that was fine.“
“We are going to ensure that our facilities are as good as possible — as good as necessary,” Yacoob added.
Although they have planned to go ahead with the series as planned, Yacoob said that he and Cricket Australia (CA) chair Earl Eddings have not ruled out the possibility of changes that may have to be reinforced depending on the changing coronavirus situation.
“So far there is no doubt between the chair of Cricket Australia and myself that the tour will go ahead but we have agreed also that the coronavirus is changing and we cannot predict what will happen.”
He further indicated that if CSA’s members’ council disagree with the interim board’s proposals, a further extension might be possible.