Dr Shuaib Manjra, Cricket South Africa‘s medical officer, who accompanied the workforce on the tour, throughout which they stayed in or travelled via Dubai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Lucknow and Kolkata, stated the cancellation had been determined due to the speedy change within the world coronavirus state of affairs.
“CSA had engaged in a threat evaluation earlier than the tour,” stated Dr Manjra. “We deemed the chance to be very low. Whereas on tour the world turned a special place and we needed to take cognisance of the truth that there was a change within the world setting.”
He stated the dangers have been re-assessed, particularly the opportunity of borders being closed. “Finally the gamers’ state of mind was the figuring out issue,” he stated, including the gamers had been involved about their households and what was occurring in South Africa.
Dr Manjra stated the workforce had successfully been in isolation in India and had travelled on chartered flights and coaches in a sanitised setting.
However he stated it had been determined to observe knowledgeable steering on prevention of the unfold of the virus.
“We have educated the gamers concerning the illness,” he stated. “We have really useful that each one gamers self-isolate and social-distance themselves for no less than 14 days to guard folks round them and their communities.”
England’s tour of Sri Lanka has additionally been postponed because the coronavirus pandemic has just about worn out the worldwide sporting calendar for the following few months.