Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have agreed to postpone the remaining matches in the current Betway One-Day International (ODI) Series. The decision was taken jointly by the two Boards to ensure the mental and physical health and welfare of players from both teams. CSA and the ECB will now work together to determine when the three-match series, which forms part of the ICC Cricket Men’s Super League, can take place in the future.
“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,” said CSA Acting CEO, Ms Kugandrie Govender
Govender also said that she would like to thank the ECB for the continued positive relations, and that CSA is looking forward to hosting the England team in the near future.
The Chief Executive Officer of ECB, Mr Tom Harris said ECB has always maintained that the welfare of the players and the management is paramount. He said they 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, the two jointly made the decision to postpone the remaining matches in the Series, in the best interest of the players’ welfare.
“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,” he said.