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India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series

India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series

  • May 22, 2020
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The BCCI  accepts the bilateral series in South Africa will also mean that it will have CSA's support if they want to regulate the IPL in the October-November window.India and South Africa may play three T20 Internationals at the end of August, provided the situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic improves substantially. Jacques Faul, Acting CEO of the CSA’s, said the accessories were currently scheduled for late August. Faul also spoke positively about the discussions that took place to play against India, but he added that much of this planning revolves around the closure and what the South African government will allow and what it does not allow."We had a good discussion with them (BCCI)," added the CSA  executive director.“We are engaging via SASCOC with the Minister (Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa). We are looking for a meeting with the Minister to obtain permission if necessary to play behind closed doors, and this relates to the possibility of touring India and other incoming tours."We are trying to be creative because it is an important tour to us."" Leading to that, Dr. Manjra, who heads the COVID-19 Steering Committee, is doing a great job. We are still guiding ourselves. A lot is being done regarding scenario planning."The fact that BCCI accepts this binary series will also mean that they will get CSA support if they want to organize IPL in the October-November window instead of the T20 World Cup.Given the rapid development of the situation, the CSA  confirmed that the chain will be subject to mandates from the highest authorities in India and South Africa.Fall said they have already started the process of applying for permission from the South African government. "We are seeking, through Sascoc, to meet with the Minister of Sports to obtain approval, if necessary, to play behind closed doors."This will specifically relate to the possibility of an upcoming Indian tour. "The CSA also confirmed that the India tour was not the only one they were working on. "We are dealing with the West Indies Cricket Council regarding the postponed tours and the FTP," he said."We are trying to find opportunities after his (West Indies) tour to England to see how we can fit this chain, whether on neutral ground or wherever we are allowed to play. We have to see where we sit. By August and what are the restrictions on cricket International. "Read More: How Indias fantasy sporting leagues grew during lockdown despite live sports going offline

South Africa risks banning international cricket after a government body has suspended CSA

South Africa risks banning international cricket after a government body has suspended CSA

  • Sep 11, 2020
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Cricket in South Africa is going through a major crisis after the Sports Federation and the Olympic Committee, a government body that oversees the nation's wide sport, suspended cricket in the country, South African cricket. This means South Africa Cricket has halted its daily operations and is raising questions about the team's future in international cricket. International Cricket Council (ICC) rules prohibit government interference, and this could mean that the national team's participation in international tournaments could be at risk.This unprecedented development comes after months of turmoil in the management of cricket in South Africa. What could this mean for South African cricket and players, as well as the future of international cricket for Proteas? Here is an explanationQ) What is SASCOC, the government entity that stopped cricket in South Africa?SASCOC (South African Athletic Association and Olympic Committee) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) and National Paralympic Committee (NPC) in South Africa and the body responsible for South Africa in the Commonwealth Games. It is also responsible for high-performance sports in the country and coordinates the relationship with various international sports federations. Therefore, it is a sports ombudsman that was formed after a process that began with a working group set up by the Minister of Sports. Therefore, it is a super body of government.Q) Why was Cricket South Africa acquired and stopped operations?In the last year, Cricket South Africa has suffered from many problems, especially since December 2019. There were three main problems which were racism, lines of payments, and accusations of corruption. The sacking of its CEO, Thabang Morrow, was the first in a series of managerial crises that affected South African cricket. Morrow was fired for "gross misconduct". The administrative crisis was exacerbated when CEO Chris Nenzani resigned, and so did Jack Bean. Therefore, for "alleged mismanagement and misconduct", cricket in South Africa has been suspended.Q) Why could South Africa be banned?The ICC does not permit any form of government interference in the daily management of the board. This was the reason why cricket was banned in Zimbabwe for a certain period last year due to increased government interference. If this happened, South Africa could be banned for the second time in its history, with the first ban between 1970 and 1991 due to apartheid policies.Q) Will the current participation of South African players in the IPL be in question?It is not yet known if this measure will affect the participation of South African players in the IPL. From now on, they are free to compete. Only their international matches can be called into question.Read More- Barcelona sack coach Quique Setien after UEFA Champions League exit