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Australia pull out of South Africa tour

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Australia pull out of South Africa tour
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Australia have pulled out of their tour of South Africa in February and March due to coronavirus issues.

The groups have been as a result of play three Exams, topic to bio-secure protocols being agreed.

Cricket Australia stated it had “no alternative” however to postpone the collection due to the well being scenario in South Africa, the place a more contagious variant of the virus has been reported.

Australia had named a 19-man squad, however the schedule had not been confirmed.

“It has grow to be clear that travelling from Australia to South Africa at this present time poses an unacceptable degree of well being and security danger to our gamers, assist workers and the neighborhood,” stated Cricket Australia interim CEO Nick Hockley.

“This resolution has not been made flippantly and we’re extraordinarily disillusioned, particularly given the significance of constant worldwide cricket presently, our valued relationship with CSA, and our aspirations to compete within the inaugural ICC World Check Championship.”

England withdrew halfway via their limited-overs tour of South Africa in December after a variety of constructive instances.

South Africa has been the worst-hit nation in Africa, with greater than 1.4 million coronavirus instances and 44,000 deaths.

It has been affected by a second wave in latest weeks, though president Cyril Ramaphosa stated on Monday that the second peak of infections had handed.

Within the UK, 80,000 persons are being encouraged to take part in an enhanced testing programme in areas the place the South African variant has been reported.

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