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With Johannesburg, Pretoria among venues, concerns about India's tour of SA amid new COVID variant rise

  • Press Trust of India
  • November 26th, 2021
  • 18:03:55 IST

Kanpur: The new COVID-19 variant, which threatens to wreak havoc in South Africa, has led to considerable concerns about India's tour of the Rainbow Nation next month and there could be changes in the quarantine rules for players in the coming days.

India, during a nearly seven-week assignment starting 17 December, are scheduled to play three Tests, three ODIs and four T20 Internationals across four venues — Johannesburg, Centurion, Paarl, and Cape Town.

The cases are on the rise in the northern part of the country and at least two venues for the Test series — Johannesburg and Pretoria (near Centurion) — could become vulnerable to the spread of the new variant.

"Look, till we get a detailed picture of the ground situation from Cricket South Africa (CSA), we will not be able to tell our next step. As per the current plan, the Indian team is supposed to leave either on 8 or 9 December just after the New Zealand series gets over in Mumbai," a senior BCCI official said.

Updated Date: November 26, 2021 18:03:55 IST

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