The English tour of the South African women team has been cancelled due to the travel restrictions brought upon by COVID-19.
South Africa’s women team has opted to pull out from their tour in England which was supposed to take place in September. The decision has been finalized due to the current international travel regulations that had been set for all South African national teams.
Although a 24-player squad has already been named by South Africa, these women are yet to hold their training camp in Pretoria due to failure in being able to meet up. With that, these women have been asked to continue to train in their respective provinces.
The cancellation of the England tour is the third time that the South African women’s schedule has been affected by COVID-19. The other two games that were supposed to take place are the cancelled Australia’s tour of South Africa which was supposed to happen on March and the postponed South Africa’s tour of the West Indies which was supposed to be held last May.
As per CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith, ‘It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top-quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration’.
Supposedly, the South African women team’s tour of England was comprised of four ODIs and two T20Is. To learn more about these cricket formats, check out Betwala.
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