South Africa cricket team is travelling India to play a dual tournament. The tournament consisted of T20I, Test and ODI series. The T20I and Test series already finished in their last visit in India Just the ODI series was about to take place. But, due to the Coronavirus issue, India-South Africa series has been called off! Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has stopped the series to avoid the spreading the COVID-19. Later, the ODI series will be rescheduled and these teams will face against each other.
At the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, the first ODI between India and South Africa took place. But the match abandoned due to the rain. The next two matches were about to take place in Lucknow and Kolkata. But the fatal Coronavirus, the Cricket South Africa and BCCI have jointly taken the decision. Yes, India-South Africa series has been called off! They will fix the new schedule later. From the announcement, it seems that team India and South Africa will play a new series. Though the Dharamshala match abandoned due to the rain.
The Indian newspaper Times of India revealed that out of the last three decades, it is the 2nd time for India to abandon any running series.
The first incident took place in the year 2014. West Indies abandoned the series in the middle of the tournament because of their board. A reliable source of BCCI told to the PTI that the Indian Premier League (IPL) has postponed. So, at the moment, the most expected thing has happened. They abandoned the series. To play the 2nd match, team South Africa has just reached Lucknow earlier today. Now, the Proteas team will move to Delhi and will take the first flight back home.
According to the Indian government order, the next two matches were about to take place at the audience venue. But for the COVID-19, they have cancelled the series now.