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SA women’s cricket team tour to UK scrapped

SA women’s cricket team tour to UK scrapped - Sports Leo

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday announced it had informed the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that they will not be able to accept the invitation to tour the UK in September 2020.

This decision was taken due to the current international travel regulations in place for South African national teams.

A High-Performance squad of 24 players was selected in preparation of the proposed tour.

The players were expected to meet on August 16 at the Powerade High-Performance Centre in Pretoria for their second training camp, but will now continue one-on-one training at their respective Provinces.

A revised training schedule will be announced in due course.

This is the third SA women’s cricket team tour to be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Australia were scheduled to travel to South Africa in March; however, the tour was cancelled as a preventative measure before the Proteas’ visit to the West Indies was postponed in May.

CSA Director of cricket Graeme Smith said: “It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top-quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration.”

The cancellation of the tour will come as a heavy blow for the players who would have been using the matches as part of their preparation Women’s World Cup, which is still scheduled to be played in New Zealand early next year.

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