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Bcci wipes India tour to South Africa despite Omicron scare

After two days of suspense, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to allow the Indian cricket team to travel to South Africa later this month despite the threat of a new variant of COVID-19, Omicron.

According to reports, BCCI is confident that the bio-bubble created by Cricket South Africa (CSA) will be safe and secure for players.

The roughly weeklong tour includes three Test matches, three One-Day Internationals and four Twenty20 internationals, and is scheduled to start on December 17 in Johannesburg.

Players will remain in a sealed environment during the nearly seven-week tour.

“We are going to South Africa and it is confirmed,” said a senior BCCI official, familiar with the development.

On December 2, Reuters reported that the bilateral tour was in doubt after CSA postponed the last round of second division matches in the country’s four-day provincial competition. The were also reported that BCCI was considering postponing the tour for fear of Omicron variant.

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(Edited by : Vijay Anand)

First publication: STI


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