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Changes in Bio-secure rules by Cricket South Africa before India’s arrival

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The Indian team is set to depart to South Africa on the 16th of this month. After a lot of considerations and meetings with Cricket South Africa, the BCCI placed full faith in the bio-security arrangements for the team and agreed to send the India team on a shortened tour which will have no T20s. The T20s have been assured by the BCCI to be played at a later stage.

Now news has come that Cricket South Africa has laid out some changes to its bio-secure environment rules. According to the new arrangement, Covid infected players will be allowed to stay inside the bubble with the rest of the players. The player will be allowed to quarantine in the same hotel as long as he is ‘clinically stable’.

All the players will be tested daily for Covid as told by Shuaib Manjra, CSA’s chief medical officer to ESPNcricinfo. The tour holds a lot of value to Cricket South Africa as the Tv and media rights are expected to generate a revenue of R600 million. While the elimination of the T20 may have cost a hundred million Rand, the shortened tour will bring in much more revenue than the tours from Australia, England, and New Zealand.

South Africa is currently at Level 1 restrictions which has the most leniency in terms of travel, face masks, and public gathering. While the government has allowed only 2000 vaccinated people to be inside the stadium, we reported that CSA may be looking to allow for more spectators, subjected to the government’s nod.

A leading South African publication has credited BCCI for allowing the tour and not pressing the panic button like the New Zealand and England boards did. The most powerful cricket board allowed India A to complete their 3 four day fixtures amidst the Omicron scare. Team India will start its South Africa campaign from the 26th of December.

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