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India vs South Africa 2021: Tour may be postponed due to new COVID-19 strain Omicron

India vs South Africa 2021: Tour could also be postponed because of new COVID-19 pressure Omicron | Cricket Information

A Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) official on Thursday (December 2) confirmed to information company ANI that each boards are in fixed contact and the choice can be taken conserving the security of gamers in thoughts.”We’re discussing pushing again the collection by per week as a result of menace of the Omicron COVID variant and we’re awaiting the Indian authorities nod, each boards are in fixed contact and all the pieces is being mentioned. The well being and security of our gamers is of utmost significance,” the senior official informed ANI.
India is slated to tour South Africa subsequent month for 3 Assessments, three ODIs and 4 T20Is. The tour is slated to start on December 17. Earlier, Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports activities had stated that BCCI ought to seek the advice of the federal government earlier than sending the cricket group to South Africa the place a brand new COVID-19 variant has emerged.
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“Not solely BCCI, however each board must also seek the advice of the Indian authorities earlier than sending the group to a rustic the place a brand new COVID-19 variant has emerged. It isn’t proper to ship the group to a rustic the place there’s a menace, if BCCI consults us we’ll deliberate on that,” Thakur had informed ANI right here in Baghpat.
The World Well being Organisation (WHO) named the brand new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529, which has been detected in South Africa, as ‘Omicron’. This got here after the WHO held a gathering to debate the newly-identified COVID-19 variant. In the meantime, India A gamers are at present in Bloemfontein for the continuing collection towards South Africa A.
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