South Africa’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in June has been officially called-off due to the owing to the current pandemic (COVID – 19) situation facing globally.
The tour consisting of three ODIs and three T20Is will now be rescheduled if there are any available dates in the future. However, as things stand now, the tour might only happen in 2021 or 2022 since all boards are finding it to reschedule all the affected series’ after things are back to normal.
“The decision was taken jointly by both Sri Lanka Cricket and Cricket South Africa. The tour will be rescheduled, once normality returns and also when the International Cricket Calendars of both nations opens up for a rescheduling.” – SLC announced through a communique.
This is the second series to be hosted by SLC which has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic with the two-match Test series against England was also postponed last month.
However, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is confident that they will be able to host India in July. As per the Future Tours Program (FTP), India is scheduled to play 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs in Sri Lanka.
Indian tours are essential for any cricketing nation as they bring plenty of revenue to those respective boards. Currently, no decision has been taken on that particular tour even though all ICC member boards are set to take major decisions on 23rd April via a video-conference call.