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South Africa cricket tour of Sri Lanka postponed

Test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

South Africa’s cricket tour of Sri Lanka in June has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The teams were due to play three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches. The ODIs were to be part of the International Cricket Council’s new ODI league.

South Africa is scheduled to tour the West Indies in July and August, playing two test matches and five Twenty20 matches.

Cricket South Africa acting chief executive Jacques Faul said: “We will re-schedule the tour as soon as cricket returns to a sense of normality and our international fixture list allows.

“Our Proteas would not have been able to prepare properly, taking our own lockdown situation into account, and, more importantly, health considerations for our players, which are always paramount, were the over-riding factor.”