England were then tested again, with two members of their party recording positives. The statement from the two teams, though, was amicable. The Australian government subjects international arrivals to two weeks quarantine alone in a hotel room, which takes a further toll. Paranoia became an issue to contend with along with the angst of being confined to a restricted area. What are the Tier 3 rules as London faces new restrictions? The Indian team was led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni while South Africa was captained by AB de Villiers (for ODIs) and Graeme Smith (for Tests). But on Saturday night it emerged that two staff at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town, where both teams are staying in separate bubbles, had tested positive. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. England's three one-day internationals in South Africa have been postponed. The toll off the back of a demanding schedule has been clear, with Tom Curran and Tom Banton pulling out of lucrative BBL gigs because they need a break from bubble life. South Africa and England completed a three-match Twenty20 International series this week that was won 3-0 by the visitors, and were due to play three more ODIs. Dec 17 - Feb 16. England responded by saying they had received permission from CSA to use the facilities because the nets erected on the outfield were of an “unacceptable” standard. The team's form in the last 18 months and the shrinking economy means that the broadcast deal is … A board announces Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, that the first ODI cricket match between England and South Africa at Boland Park in Paarl, South Africa has been abandoned due to a COVID-19 scare. England won the Test series 2–1. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. After many disruptions and setbacks, England’s white-ball tour of South Africa has been cancelled after COVID-19 outbreak in both the squads. South Africa accused England of ‘negativity’ about ‘third-world countries’ on Thursday night after the tourists’ decision to quit the tour over coronavirus fears. On Friday, the first ODI was postponed an hour before it was due to begin after a South Africa player tested positive for coronavirus. While their original results were ratified by independent analysts - a statement from the ECB suggested they might be false positives - the pair, who have been quarantined in their rooms, were retested on Monday with results expected on Tuesday morning. Curran followed the English summer with a trip to the IPL, so has been in “biosecure bubbles” for much of the year. The one-day international series has now had three successive false starts following two positive tests in the in the English party, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. England’s tour of South Africa has been cancelled after a string of positive Covid-19 tests before any of the three ODIs were played. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? It was hoped that the three matches – which followed a 3-0 T20 whitewash by England – could be played on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday before the tourists fly home on Thursday. “I would like to thank the ECB for the continued positive relations, and we look forward to hosting the England men’s team in the near future.”. The remainder of England’s cricket tour of South Africa has been called off after a Covid-19 outbreak in the bio-secure bubble, both countries’ boards confirmed on Monday. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. England’s tour of South Africa has been abandoned due to concerns over a Covid-19 outbreak, the PA news agency understands. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. We were concerned about the potential impact that recent developments might have on the wellbeing of the touring party, and so after consultation with Cricket South Africa, we have jointly made the decision to postpone the remaining matches in this Series, in the best interest of the players’ welfare. Tom Harrison, ECB CEO, said: “We have always maintained that the welfare of our players and management is paramount. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. England's tour of South Africa descended into further disarray as Monday's one-day international at Newlands was called off, the third time the start … That could have ramifications for the members of England’s 18-man touring squad who were due to fly to Australia to take up Big Bash League contracts, where they will need to isolate for a fortnight. It probably did not help matters that ESPNcricinfo reported on Monday that the Western Province Cricket Association appeared to blame England for the Covid outbreak by using some unsanctioned net facilities last week. … Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Even with the blueprints of England’s success over the summer, the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates and the women’s BBL in Australia, problems kept mounting in South Africa. England tour of South Africa cancelled after coronavirus outbreak. Curran said he “just needed some time, normality, see family and be home”. Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer, said: “We have always maintained that the welfare of our players and management is paramount. The matches have officially been postponed, as they are part of the ICC Cricket Men’s Super League, building up to the next World Cup, with the boards citing the players’ mental welfare as the driver of the decision. They were due to depart on Thursday, but that could be brought forward. They will face losses around £500,000 in broadcast revenue for each game cancelled. As ever, it is a reminder that even with a vaccine in the offing, the virus is still ever-present. Sam Billings, Jason Roy, Lewis Gregory and Liam Livingstone are still due to travel to Australia for the tournament from South Africa this week. England have confirmed their fixture list and schedule for their white-ball tour of South Africa, which will feature three T20Is followed by as many one-day internationals, starting November 27. England's tour of South Africa has been abandoned "to ensure the mental and physical health" of both sides following concerns over a coronavirus outbreak at the … Series India tour of Australia, 2020-21 England tour of South Africa, 2020 West Indies tour of New Zealand, ... Australia tour of South Africa 2014. Overnight Tom Curran became the second English player, following Tom Banton, to pull out of the Big Bash, which starts this week, due to bubble fatigue. England tour of South Africa, 2019-20. Should another positive result return, those infected and their close contacts will have to quarantine in South Africa for 10 days before returning to the UK. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Positive Covid-19 tests among staff in the teams' hotel caused the first ODI to be abandoned again Getty Images. It also shows how difficult bio-secure bubbles are to get right. The England cricket team toured South Africa from 15 December 2015 to 21 February 2016. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? “I would like to thank Cricket South Africa for their support and understanding on this matter and look forward to working with them to identify a time when we can return to play these fixtures in the future.”. The Springboks extended their unbeaten run against England to 12 matches with … Official confirmation of the abandonment on medical grounds came at 1:10pm GMT after a series of postponements and cancellations over the last three days. The cancellation is hugely costly for the embattled CSA, who have been involved in a crisis of governance over the last 12 months. The England tour of South Africa has been abandoned “to ensure the mental and physical health” of both sides following concerns over a coronavirus outbreak at the teams’ shared base near Cape Town. This is the second England series that has been postponed due to pandemic after the return early from a tour of Sri Lanka in March as Covid-19 began to spread across the world. The increasingly inevitable conclusion was … The first of three ODIs was originally scheduled for Friday before a third positive test for a Proteas player since England arrived into South Africa. South Africa’s biosecurity bubble is under the microscope. South Africa can command a decent television rights deal if their team is strong and if the results of series against India, England and Australia are uncertain. A spirited second-half fightback was not enough for England, as an error-prone performance resulted in a 28-31 loss to South Africa at Twickenham. The ECB wanted proof that these were not “false positives” so sought independent verification of the results. 13 year-old girl dies suddenly after developing breathing problems, Emily Maitlis’ Dominic Cummings monologue row being assessed by Ofcom, Decision on Christmas rules due tomorrow as London prepares for Tier 3, London’s second wave peak hits new high as cases surge across capital, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Credit: Getty Australian officials have watched with alarm as England’s visit to South Africa spiralled out of control. However, Sunday’s match was then cancelled after two members of the touring party were positive for Covid-19 following testing on Saturday evening after two members of the Vineyard hotel staff, where both teams are staying, tested positive. The decision was reportedly taken on Monday after coronavirus hit … CSA Acting CEO, Kugandrie Govender said: “The concern over the mental health impact of recent events on all involved is not one that we as CSA or the ECB take lightly, and the decision to postpone the tour is the most responsible and reasonable course of action for us. South Africa won the ODI series 3–2 and the T20I series 2–0. 3 Tests , 3 T20s . Cape Town will host four of the six matches of the two limited-overs … The one-day international series has now had three successive false starts following two positive tests in … England's series scheduled to be played in South Africa has been cancelled after coronavirus cases emerged in the England touring party, both countries confirmed on Monday. With Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan due for series this summer, they now need to go above and beyond to convince those boards that this blip was a one-off. Johannesburg: England's cricket tour of South Africa has been called off after a COVID-19 outbreak in the England touring party, both countries said … 'No justification' for England to abandon South Africa tour, CSA says. It was then decided Monday’s match would also not take place, Two England members test positive for Covid with South Africa ODI off. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. A joint statement released by Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the England and Wales Cricket Board stated the decision was taken by the two boards “to ensure the mental and physical health and welfare of players from both teams.” Both boards will work together to reschedule the series which is part of the ICC Cricket Men’s Super League. The tour began with the three-match ODI series, with South Africa winning the series 2–0. T he increasingly inevitable conclusion was … Feb 12 - Mar 14. Only three T20I matches were completed as scheduled, however, the ODI series, which should have started on Friday as per the original scheduled, suffered deferment thrice in four days due to the positive COVID-19 cases in both the squads and at … For Cricket South Africa, in dire financial trouble and administrative disarray, this is all a huge blow. England’s tour to South Africa could be called off as officials anxiously await results of an emergency round of testing for Covid 19. England v South Africa Match Reports. England’s first Test in their 2015-16 tour of South Africa will be at Kingsmead in Durban on Boxing Day ... Mon 17 Nov 2014 06.09 EST Last modified on Mon ... England tour of South Africa . Thus, the series opener was to be Sunday, with a view to playing on Monday and Wednesday to get all the matches in before England were due to depart on Thursday. England’s One-Day International series against South Africa has been cancelled after reported breaches of the teams' bio-secure environment in Cape Town, Sky Sports reported on Monday. England’s tour to South Africa will go ahead despite the crisis within South African Cricket’s governing body.Cricket South Africa’s members council … The ODI series between England and South Africa has now been officially called off after issues around Covid-19 became too great to overcome. England’s one-day international tour of South Africa has been cancelled due to concerns over a coronavirus outbreak, talkSPORT understands. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. England's tour of South Africa was abandoned Credit: AFP England had no justification for abandoning their tour of South Africa , the chairman of Cricket South Africa… England's cricket tour of South Africa has been called off after a Covid-19 outbreak in the England touring party, both countries said on Monday. They have other tours coming up in the next few months – including by Australia – and must put in place conditions that will remain secure. The announcement came after the rearranged first match in the three-match series on Sunday was cancelled after two members of the England touring party tested positive for the virus. Before that arrived, however, the tour was called off, with both boards citing the impact on the players’ mental health. The tour consisted of four Test matches, five One Day International and two Twenty20 International matches. England's short tour to South Africa could be called off after the first One-Day International was cancelled on Sunday. England had had doubts about the integrity of the biosecure environment put in place for the series – which was different from those at home in the summer because Newlands in Cape Town and Boland Park in Paarl does not have an on-site hotel. You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. England's limited-overs tour of South Africa has been called off following the outbreak of COVID-19. It is understood Cricket Australia are particular concerned by how things have played out over the last week, along with South Africa's rising infection rate. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Home Schedule & Results News Videos Squads Photos Stats Venues. ngland’s tour of South Africa has been cancelled after a string of positive Covid-19 tests before any of the three ODIs were played. “I would like to thank the ECB for the continued positive relations, and we look forward to hosting the England men’s team in the near future.”. It was then decided Monday’s match would also not take place, with outside hope for matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. We were concerned about the potential impact that recent developments might have on the wellbeing of the touring party, and so after consultation with Cricket South Africa, we have jointly made the decision to postpone the remaining matches in this Series, in the best interest of the players’ welfare. Each positive test eroded confidence in the bubble, that was already being tested by what the players believed were slack protocols around the hotel. It is unclear when England will leave South Africa on their charter flight. 4 Tests , 3 ODIs , 3 T20s . {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, England tour of South Africa cancelled after coronavirus outbreak, The first of three ODIs was originally scheduled for Friday, Sunday’s match was then cancelled after two members of the touring party were positive for Covid-19. The Indian cricket team toured South Africa from 5 to 30 December 2013, playing three One Day Internationals (ODI) and the two Test matches against the hosts. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. These will determine not only whether they will be able to fly on Thursday, but also have ramifications for the rest of the group. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Read our full mailing list consent terms here, “I would like to thank Cricket South Africa for their support and understanding on this matter and look forward to working with them to identify a time when we can return to play these fixtures in the future.”. Cricket South Africa Acting CEO, Kugandrie Govender said: “The concern over the mental health impact of recent events on all involved is not one that we as CSA or the ECB take lightly, and the decision to postpone the tour is the most responsible and reasonable course of action for us. 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