Cricket South Africa will name the winners of the One-Day Cup and 4-Day Franchise Series soon enough.
Cricket in the country has been suspended for two months as a preventative measure against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Lions, Dolphins, Warriors and Knights were scheduled to contest the One-Day Cup semi-finals this week. The 4-Day Franchise Series was close to resuming, with the Lions at the top of the six-team standings.
‘We had to make an immediate call of the tournaments going on. Interim director of cricket Graeme Smith’s department will have a look at it. We have a little bit of time to distribute prize money and how we reward the winners. We’ll apply some mind to it,’ said CSA interim chief executive officer Dr Jacques Faul.
‘We’ll give all the difficult parts to Graeme, so he’ll deal with it. We’ve stopped activities at this stage and we’ll play it as the virus develops. We’ll look at the best practices around the world. We want to use sport as a voice. There will be a time again when we can celebrate as fans, but for now be safe.’
The Proteas’ three-ODI tour of India this month was suspended for the same reason. The members of the squad have since been advised self-isolation.
‘I want to thank the Board of Control for Cricket in India for allowing us to recall our players, it’s not an easy decision make. There’s big financial implications for India,’ added Faul.
‘We will return and honour our agreement. We’ve got to thank them for their understanding in this difficult time. The situation was such that the players came first.’
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