Team India are all set to take on South Africa on their home turf as the 3-match test series between the two great sides kicks off on 26th December. Having played a high intensity test series against New Zealand just a few days ago, Virat Kohli and his men are fully prepared for any threat that the home side may possess and they will definitely look to win only the fourth test series in South Africa. However, as the news now comes, all this planning might go in vain for the visitors due to an unfortunate event.
As we all know, the rise of the new South African variant of COVID-19 called Omicron is spreading rapidly across the country. The series between India and South Africa has been given the green signal after lots of consideration and planning and the duration of it has been shortened considerably. However the South African board feels that it might still be very unsafe for Team India to play the Test series under these conditions.
Four of South Africa’s domestic tournaments have already been called off and if things remain like this, it is highly unlikely that we will be able to see the much awaited match between India and South Africa.
In a statement, the board has said, “It has been decided to postpone the fifth round of matches as part of the new wave of the covid-19 pandemic and safety measures. These matches start from December 16 to 19 (Division Two) and December 19 to 22 (Division I).”