An important decision has been taken regarding India’s tour of South Africa against the backdrop of the threat of Omicron virus.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jai Shah has confirmed that Team India will tour South Africa on time. Jai Shah “India will play 3 Tests and 3 ODIs in this tour,” he said on Saturday. The series was also scheduled to feature 4 T20 internationals, but their dates will be decided later.

“The BCCI has confirmed to the South African Cricket Board (CSA) that the Indian team is currently touring for three Tests and three ODIs,” Shah told ANI. The remaining 4 T20 matches will not be played and their dates will be announced later. “

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The BCCI did not want to cancel Team India’s tour of South Africa from the outset. The tour had to be shortened due to the new type of omkron corona. In terms of safety, Indian players are likely to have to go through strict quarantine. The first Test between India and South Africa will be played from December 17. The second Test at Centurion will start on December 26 and the third at Cape Town on January 3 next year. The first ODI of the series will be played on January 11, the second ODI on January 14 and the third ODI on January 16.

Omicron cases are on the rise in South Africa. Doubts were raised over the threat of a tour of South Africa. Several cases of the virus have been reported in South Africa’s Gothenburg province. Not only that, but a large number of people are hospitalized. India will play two Tests in the region. The Netherlands recently cut short their three-match ODI tour after playing their first match at Centurion. Many EU countries have imposed travel restrictions on South Africa. India A, however, have stopped at Bloemfontein for their three matches. The second Test of the series ended on Friday and the third unofficial Test will begin on Monday.

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