South Africa Cricket (CSA) has confirmed that Cricket World Cup more than 50 years, a 12-team tournament will start this month, was canceled with immediate effect due to the spread of Covid-19 virus. The tournament was planned to be fully organized in South Africa.
Covid-19 virus has seriously affects many sports events all around the world, forcing these events to be postponed or cancelled. The World Cup Cricket is not an exception.
Due to the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa – currently at 64 – Cricket South Africa (CSA) has decided to eliminate the Cricket World Cup, which is more than 50 years old, a tournament is set up to include major countries’ cricket teams. The entire tournament was held in South Africa with the final going to take place at Newlands on March 24, but the competition has now been canceled for the safety of fans and players.
“It is a public health risk decision. The decision was made to protect players, based on their age demographics, but for locals who think that 95% of the known cases in South Africa have come from tourists, he said. The head of the tournament’s medical committee, Dr. Parag Pandya, has reported supersport.
Seven of the teams planning to take part in the tournament seem to have arrived in Cape Town, where they are currently in a hotel, and it is reported that teams will continue to be there while taking the necessary precautions. It is necessary until arrangements have been made to make them return home safely.
Last week, the Road Safety World Series, a competition focusing on road safety awareness, was attended by past players including legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Muttiah Muralitharan and was held. in Mumbai, was also delayed indefinitely due to the rapid spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.