| On Updated : May 23, 2020 9:55 AM IST

BCCI gives update on South Africa tour in August

It was reported earlier that the BCCI president in Sourav Ganguly and the CSA director in Graeme Smith have formally agreed upon a short limited overs series where the sub continent team will be touring the African nation which would have the same amount of matches in 3 ODIs that the Proteas were to play in India just before the Indian premier league which was cancelled due to corona pandemic.

However nothing has been finalized yet, the BCCI treasurer in Arum Dhumal said that the possibility of the Africa tour happening is out of the context at the moment as there are a couple of already planned tours that are part of future tour programme which will take the precedence.

We are not sure what the situation will be!

As the situation in the country looks bleak for any sort of cricketing action to begin in the near future, the only possibility of India resuming cricket is the tour to other countries where the situation is not as bad as in India. It was earlier scheduled that India will be playing a limited overs series in the Island nation in Sri Lanka and a brief limited overs series in Zimbabwe in the months of June and July.

When asked about the South Africa tour, the BCCI treasurer in Arun Dhumal said,

Right now, we can’t even commit that we can tour Sri Lanka in July followed by (short T20 series) in Zimbabwe. Both these tours are part of the FTP programme and we are still not sure what the situation will be in two months, so how can we commit on South Africa tour

BCCI awaiting further orders from the government

As the travel restrictions are firmly in place, there are no possibilities that the Indian players can start practicing in the ground as some are struck in remote places. The BCCI is eagerly waiting for the current situation to ease out as the government can lift some restrictions which would help the BCCI to plan accordingly.

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