India’s tour could be used to test bio-bubble model, says CSA official
By: PTI | Johannesburg |

Published: May 21, 2020 10:15:54 pm


South African gamers rejoice a wicket. (Source: File Photo)

Cricket South Africa might put in place a “bio-bubble” mannequin to defend gamers and stakeholders from coronavirus when India tour the country in August, a time when the pandemic is expected to be at its peak.

In the bio-bubble or bio-secure mannequin, a venue ought to have the capability to home round 350 individuals — together with gamers, broadcasters, media and different workers — both on-site or very shut by.

The venue ought to have a 171-room resort within the floor and one other with 176 rooms adjoining.

CSA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shuaib Manjra mentioned the mannequin is being prompt when India arrive to play three T20s.

“We most likely will see the height (of Covid-19 in South Africa) in August or September in several components of the nation, so we’ve got simply received to hold wanting on the fashions and see what occurs in August,” Manjra mentioned in a Zoom media convention on Thursday morning with the CSA administration.

“Probably the three T20 games with India, if it does take place, is an ideal opportunity to create this bubble, because we don’t envisage that at that time there will be spectators around in the ground, so we can create a bio-bubble and play the games in that bio-bubble,” Manjra mentioned.

“We cannot cast anything in stone. We’ve also got to look at where India is going in terms Covid-19. (Our) Government is also looking at it and we have to take our directive from (them),” he added.

CSA was involved that the Indian group arriving in South Africa would have to face two weeks every of quarantine each on arrival and departure, which might severely limit the variety of enjoying days out there on the tour.

The three T20 sport collection was not on the Future Tours Programme however was negotiated with the BCCI earlier than the lockdown to assist complement CSA earnings, mentioned CSA performing CEO Jacques Faul.

Faul mentioned CSA was in dialogue with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and the Minister of Sport for permission to host the collection behind closed doorways.

CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith mentioned they had been dedicated to the India tour, (however) however it could be depending on authorities laws in each international locations on the time.

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