India’s tour to South Africa: Sourav Ganguly to lead South Africa series

Mumbai, First Published Dec 1, 2021, 9:12 PM IST

Mumbai: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that the Indian cricket team’s tour of South Africa will go ahead as scheduled. Concerns have been raised about the future of the India-South Africa (IND v SA) series in the wake of the spread of Kovid’s new variant of the Omicron virus in South Africa.

Ganguly, however, said that in the current scenario, the series will go ahead as scheduled and only if there is any change in the coming days will there be a panel discussion on the series. “The health and safety of the players is of paramount importance to the BCCI and we will wait and see what happens in the coming days,” Ganguly said.

Ganguly also reacted to the return of Hardik Pandya. Ganguly said that Pandya is a good player but he is not in the team now as he is not fully fit due to injury and he hopes that he will return with more strength after recovering from the injury. Ganguly made it clear that Hard should not be compared to Kapil Dev and that he is a player on a different level.

Indias tour to South Africa :Sourav Ganguly says India's tour to South Africa is on as of now

The ODI series between South Africa and the Netherlands has been postponed indefinitely due to the spread of the Omikron virus in South Africa. The ICC has postponed the Women’s World Cup qualifiers to Zimbabwe after the South Africa-Netherlands ODI series was abandoned.

South Africa Lock Down is reportedly heading for another closure. The Indian team will travel to South Africa earlier this month for a series of three Tests, three ODIs and four T20I matches. The series runs until the end of January.

The disease is most prevalent in the northern regions of South Africa. Johannesburg and Pretoria will host two Tests against India in the region. The India A team is currently touring South Africa. It is reported that the Indian team will return to South Africa on the 8th or 9th of this month for the Test series.

Last Updated Dec 1, 2021, 9:12 PM IST



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