{{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, England tour of South Africa cancelled after coronavirus outbreak, The first of three ODIs was originally scheduled for Friday, Sunday’s match was then cancelled after two members of the touring party were positive for Covid-19. The ECB wanted proof that these were not “false positives” so sought independent verification of the results. England's tour of South Africa was abandoned Credit: AFP England had no justification for abandoning their tour of South Africa , the chairman of Cricket South Africa… South Africa won the ODI series 3–2 and the T20I series 2–0. The toll off the back of a demanding schedule has been clear, with Tom Curran and Tom Banton pulling out of lucrative BBL gigs because they need a break from bubble life. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? They were due to depart on Thursday, but that could be brought forward. Dec 17 - Feb 16. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? We were concerned about the potential impact that recent developments might have on the wellbeing of the touring party, and so after consultation with Cricket South Africa, we have jointly made the decision to postpone the remaining matches in this Series, in the best interest of the players’ welfare. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? The decision was reportedly taken on Monday after coronavirus hit … England's tour of South Africa has been abandoned "to ensure the mental and physical health" of both sides following concerns over a coronavirus outbreak at the … England’s one-day international tour of South Africa has been cancelled due to concerns over a coronavirus outbreak, talkSPORT understands. England’s tour of South Africa has been abandoned due to concerns over a Covid-19 outbreak, the PA news agency understands. England v South Africa Match Reports. The cancellation is hugely costly for the embattled CSA, who have been involved in a crisis of governance over the last 12 months. The Indian cricket team toured South Africa from 5 to 30 December 2013, playing three One Day Internationals (ODI) and the two Test matches against the hosts. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? England tour of South Africa, 2019-20. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It also shows how difficult bio-secure bubbles are to get right. Alas, after discussions between the governing bodies, they came to the only responsible decision. Cricket South Africa Acting CEO, Kugandrie Govender said: “The concern over the mental health impact of recent events on all involved is not one that we as CSA or the ECB take lightly, and the decision to postpone the tour is the most responsible and reasonable course of action for us. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Feb 12 - Mar 14. Sam Billings, Jason Roy, Lewis Gregory and Liam Livingstone are still due to travel to Australia for the tournament from South Africa this week. England had had doubts about the integrity of the biosecure environment put in place for the series – which was different from those at home in the summer because Newlands in Cape Town and Boland Park in Paarl does not have an on-site hotel. Read our full mailing list consent terms here, “I would like to thank Cricket South Africa for their support and understanding on this matter and look forward to working with them to identify a time when we can return to play these fixtures in the future.”. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. South Africa and England completed a three-match Twenty20 International series this week that was won 3-0 by the visitors, and were due to play three more ODIs. “I would like to thank the ECB for the continued positive relations, and we look forward to hosting the England men’s team in the near future.”. South Africa can command a decent television rights deal if their team is strong and if the results of series against India, England and Australia are uncertain. The tour began with the three-match ODI series, with South Africa winning the series 2–0. A board announces Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, that the first ODI cricket match between England and South Africa at Boland Park in Paarl, South Africa has been abandoned due to a COVID-19 scare. They will face losses around £500,000 in broadcast revenue for each game cancelled. England Lions tour of South Africa 2014/15 with live cricket scores and the latest news and features throughout the series. Tom Harrison, ECB CEO, said: “We have always maintained that the welfare of our players and management is paramount. With Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan due for series this summer, they now need to go above and beyond to convince those boards that this blip was a one-off. England won the Test series 2–1. The Indian team was led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni while South Africa was captained by AB de Villiers (for ODIs) and Graeme Smith (for Tests). England's short tour to South Africa could be called off after the first One-Day International was cancelled on Sunday. The Australian government subjects international arrivals to two weeks quarantine alone in a hotel room, which takes a further toll. England tour of South Africa cancelled after coronavirus outbreak. These will determine not only whether they will be able to fly on Thursday, but also have ramifications for the rest of the group. We were concerned about the potential impact that recent developments might have on the wellbeing of the touring party, and so after consultation with Cricket South Africa, we have jointly made the decision to postpone the remaining matches in this Series, in the best interest of the players’ welfare. England's cricket tour of South Africa has been called off after a Covid-19 outbreak in the England touring party, both countries said on Monday. However, Sunday’s match was then cancelled after two members of the touring party were positive for Covid-19 following testing on Saturday evening after two members of the Vineyard hotel staff, where both teams are staying, tested positive. It was then decided Monday’s match would also not take place, Two England members test positive for Covid with South Africa ODI off. 4 Tests , 3 ODIs , 3 T20s . Even with the blueprints of England’s success over the summer, the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates and the women’s BBL in Australia, problems kept mounting in South Africa. 3 Tests , 3 T20s . “I would like to thank the ECB for the continued positive relations, and we look forward to hosting the England men’s team in the near future.”. Official confirmation of the abandonment on medical grounds came at 1:10pm GMT after a series of postponements and cancellations over the last three days. “I would like to thank Cricket South Africa for their support and understanding on this matter and look forward to working with them to identify a time when we can return to play these fixtures in the future.”. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. England’s first Test in their 2015-16 tour of South Africa will be at Kingsmead in Durban on Boxing Day ... Mon 17 Nov 2014 06.09 EST Last modified on Mon ... England tour of South Africa . It probably did not help matters that ESPNcricinfo reported on Monday that the Western Province Cricket Association appeared to blame England for the Covid outbreak by using some unsanctioned net facilities last week. While their original results were ratified by independent analysts - a statement from the ECB suggested they might be false positives - the pair, who have been quarantined in their rooms, were retested on Monday with results expected on Tuesday morning. On Friday, the first ODI was postponed an hour before it was due to begin after a South Africa player tested positive for coronavirus. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. The first of three ODIs was originally scheduled for Friday before a third positive test for a Proteas player since England arrived into South Africa. England's tour of South Africa descended into further disarray as Monday's one-day international at Newlands was called off, the third time the start … Cape Town will host four of the six matches of the two limited-overs … It is understood Cricket Australia are particular concerned by how things have played out over the last week, along with South Africa's rising infection rate. The announcement came after the rearranged first match in the three-match series on Sunday was cancelled after two members of the England touring party tested positive for the virus. Only three T20I matches were completed as scheduled, however, the ODI series, which should have started on Friday as per the original scheduled, suffered deferment thrice in four days due to the positive COVID-19 cases in both the squads and at … England’s tour to South Africa could be called off as officials anxiously await results of an emergency round of testing for Covid 19. 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