India were supposed to play a short limited overs series versus the Quinton de Kock led Proteas side but the corona pandemic played a huge spoilsport as things went in an unexpected direction. Although the things are starting to ease a bit, the possibility of the resumption of the sporting action in some countries look highly unlikely anytime soon.
The CSA director of cricket and the former legendary Protea captain in Graeme Smith is optimistic about hosting India in August this year for a brief limited overs series which comes as a good news for all the cricket fans around the world.
The social distancing has become an integral part in today’s lives of the people and the concept is going to stay for quite long time now. Cricket is a sport which gets boosted by the presence of audience in the stadium but looks like the matches are going to happen behind closed doors.
Here’s what the southpaw had to say about the proposal to BCCI regarding the tour in August
We have been talking to them and the commitment is there to get the three T20s done. There is an element of guesswork, no-one knows what things will be like at the end of August. But we believe we are a socially-distanced sport and that we can play behind closed doors
No one knows when the cricket will resume in any part of the country but all the cricket boards are preparing themselves so that when the corona vanishes, they are in a position to make things happen in double quick time. The CSA is looking to tour West Indies at any cost which was initially planned. The former South African captain further added that
We are exploring all options. Sport has to think like a business now and not just an events company. We need to get together and work out how to get cricket up and running. We are trying to understand things like quarantine regulations. There are so many things up in the air, but the key is to be ready (for when play returns)