Omicron virus has also affected India’s tour of South Africa. The Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Saturday that the tour will now start from December 26. India was earlier scheduled to play the first Test match in South Africa from December 17. Along with this, it has been made clear to the Indian board that the team will not play four T20 International matches on this tour.
A decision on this was taken in the 90th annual meeting of the board on Saturday. It has been told that the Indian team will play three Tests and only three ODIs on the South Africa tour.
According to the news of ESPNcricinfo, this tour of India will now start from December 26 at Centurion. After this, the second Test match will be played in Johannesburg from January 3. The third and last Test match of the series will be held in Cape Town from January 11 or 12. After this, all three matches of the ODI series will also be played in this city.
According to the old schedule, the tour of India was to be held from December 17. India were to play their Test matches on January 17, 26 and 3. These matches were to be played in Johannesburg, Centurion and Cape Town respectively. After this, three ODIs were to be held on January 11, 14 and 16.