Reports: India to tour South Africa for the multi-format series amid Omicron scare

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  • BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed India's tour of South Africa.

  • India will play three Tests and as many ODIs in the Rainbow nation.

Reports: India to tour South Africa for the multi-format series amid Omicron scare
India to tour South Africa (Image Source: Twitter)

Team India will soon travel to South Africa for the multi-format series, confirmed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Secretary Jay Shah, on Saturday.

In a chat with ANI, Shah announced that India would tour South Africa for three Tests and as many One-Day Internationals (ODIs). At the same time, the T20I series will be played later.

“BCCI has confirmed CSA that the Indian team will travel for three Tests and three ODIs. The remaining four T20Is will be played at a later date,” Shah told ANI.

Notably, the doubts were looming over India’s South Africa tour after a new variant of COVID-19 – Omicron – was detected there. However, BCCI sources, quoted by news agency PTI, had earlier claimed that the tour would continue as BCCI was satisfied by the bio-bubble created by the Cricket South Africa (CSA).

“We are going to South Africa, and that’s confirmed. The information we received is that the bio-bubble created by CSA is safe and secured. Also, there hasn’t been a lot of data available as of now as to how severe and detrimental it could be. Also, we have not received any communication from the government on not going ahead with the tour. The team will enter the bubble shortly and travel by a charter flight. Even if there is a delay, it will be a bubble to bubble transfer, and hence no hard quarantine will be required,” a BCCI official had claimed as quoted by PTI.

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