Australia monitors the biosecurity situation of Covid-19 in South Africa

Published:9 December 2020

Australia monitors

Cricket Australia (CA) is still preparing for the South Africa tour to go ahead in February, but after South Africa’s insecurity failure forced the postponement of the ODI series against England, CA is monitoring the health situation of the country.

After the players were tested positive for the COVID-19 within the biosecure bubbles of the both sides in Cape Town, the cricket boards of England and South Africa agreed to call off the series.

The violations have put doubt on the ability of South Africa to host touring sides that are all set to play there in the forthcoming months, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia.

Australia is set to play 3 Test matches in February in South Africa, but have yet to set the dates with authorities of South Africa.

On Tuesday, a CA spokesman said that the tour of South Africa is part of the Future Tour Program and the World Test Championship, they will continue to plan the tour and monitor the situation with regard to biosecurity.