The Australian Tour of South Africa for women will not push through as scheduled due to some preventative measures taken against coronavirus.
The Australian Women’s Tour of South Africa is scheduled to happen on March 22 up until April 4. Due to the coronavirus spread, the event had been called off. This made it the first major international series to have been cancelled due to the virus spread.
Despite being a part of the ICC Women’s Championship, the cancellation or postponement of the event will not affect either team’s current standing in the qualifications for the 2021 50-over World Cup.
Both teams had well established themselves on the points table. In fact, Australia topped the points table and had secured themselves a spot for the flagship event. Meanwhile, South Africa stands on the third spot and had secured their place in the semi-finals when they had beaten New Zealand.
Last week, during the India vs. Australia Women’s bout held at the MCG, one man among the 86,174 audience was tested positive for COVID-19 days after the sports event. As of now, Australia has 122 confirmed cases of the global pandemic while South Africa has 17.
The event had been called off to prevent a wider spread of the virus among the fans and everyone who makes up the cricket committee as well. Due to the virus, several sports had already been cancelled, postponed, or held behind closed doors to ensure safety.
The Australian Women’s Tour of South Africa is comprised of three ODIs and three T20Is. To know more about the different cricket formats, visit Betwala.
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