Concerns rise about India’s cricket tour of South Africa amid Omicron variant spread

Kanpur: The new COVID-19 variant, which threatens to wreak havoc in South Africa, has led to considerable concerns about India’s tour of the...



Kanpur: The new COVID-19 variant, which threatens to wreak havoc in South Africa, has led to considerable concerns about India’s tour of the Rainbow Nation next month with BCCI sources saying that any decision on the matter will be based on the government’s advice.

The ongoing India A tour of South Africa, featuring three unofficial Tests in Bloemfontein, could also be called off midway given the uncertain situation which has prompted several visiting sportspersons to seek a way out of the coun-try.

The first game ended in a draw due to inclement weather on Friday and the second match starts on November 29. The team is currently in a bio-bubble and the matches are being played without spectators.

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Saturday also said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should consult the government before sending the cricket team to South Africa where a new Covid-19 variant has emerged.

“Not only BCCI, but every board should also consult the Indian government before sending the team to a country where a new COVID-19 variant has emerged. It is not right to send the team to a country where there is a threat, if BCCI consults us we will deliberate on that,” Thakur told.

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