Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the postponement of round six of the 4-Day Domestic Series.
The decision to postpone the upcoming round of four-day matches, which were scheduled from 20-23 December, comes in light of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic currently affecting South Africa. In addition, some of the host stadiums are in coronavirus hotspots.
Director of cricket Graeme Smith said: ‘In the interest of Cricket South Africa’s duty of care to its franchise players, support staff and stadium personnel and in accordance with government health and safety regulations, CSA has opted to postpone the final round of domestic fixtures of 2020.’
Players will be granted an extended break until the start of the One-Day Cup, which gets under way on 8 January 2021.
‘CSA is committed to mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on the 2020-21 season, with the upcoming two-match Test series between South Africa and Sri Lanka being played in a bio-secure environment, which is a more controlled space than the domestic competition,’ concluded Smith.
– CSA Media