South African women's tour to the West Indies postponed
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa next series of ODI women against Antilles , scheduled to start later this month in Jamaica and Trinidad, has been postponed due to continuity coronavirus pandemic.
Further, Cricket Antilles (CWI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) have also agreed to postpone the men's 'A' team series scheduled to commence in Antigua in June.
The five-match women's series was scheduled prior to the World Cup Qualifier in July; however, following South Africa 's automatic qualification and in response to the ICC's announcement on Tuesday of the postponement of the Women's Qualifier tournament due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, CWI and CSA agreed on Wednesday to postpone the tour.
Further, los dos organismos de cricket también acordaron que debido a la incertidumbre de los viajes internacionales, los requisitos de cuarentena y la salud y seguridad de ambos equipos, la gira del equipo 'A' también debería posponerse.
CWI's CEO Johnny Grave said, The health and safety of the players and coaching staff is of paramount importance to both CWI and CSA and with the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, it is impossible for us to consider both tours taking place as we had originally planned.
We will continue our conversations with CSA about the feasibility of hosting the men's tour later this summer and have more discussions in due course about new dates for the women's and 'A' team tours.
CSA Acting CEO Jacques Faul said: It is a frustrating state of affairs in which cricket is found around the world, but there are more important issues that must be confronted and the well-being of our players and support staff must always be first.
The Antilles women currently sit in seventh position in the ICC Women's Championship. The top three teams from the Qualifier will reach the World Cup 2021 due to take place in February in New Zealand.