Cricket West Indies (CWI has put on hold the South Africa tour of the West Indies, even as they announced the Proteas’ upcoming Women’s and “A” team series.
CWI said an agreement had been reached with Cricket South Africa (CSA) to postpone the Women’s Colonial Medical Insurance One-Day International (ODI) series, scheduled to begin a the end of the month in Jamaica and Trinidad, as well as the Men’s “A” team series scheduled to start in Antigua in June.
The uncertainty of international travel and quarantine requirements due to COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of both teams influenced the postponements.
CEO of CWI Johnny Grave said the health and safety of the players and coaching staff is of paramount importance to both CWI and CSA and with the current COVID-19 travel restrictions it is impossible to consider both tours taking place as originally planned.
He said further discussions will be held on new dates for the tours.
No changes to the schedule of the senior men’s five-match Twenty20 and two-Test tour, due to start in the Caribbean in July, were announced in last week’s statement.
West Indies Women team was scheduled to play South Africa Women in five ODIs, prior to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in July.