India tour of South Africa likely to be pushed back by one week amid Omicron scare

Asia's Tech News Daily

India’s tour of South Africa is likely to be postponed back by one week due to the threat of the COVID-19 Omicron variant as per a report in ANI. India are scheduled to play three Tests, three ODIs and four T20Is with the tour beginning from December 17.

A BCCI official on Thursday confirmed it to ANI that both the cricket boards are in constant touch and the decision will be taken keeping the safety of players in mind.

“We are discussing to push back the series by a week due to the threat of Omicron COVID variant and we are awaiting the Indian government nod, both boards are in constant touch and everything is being discussed. The health and safety of our players is of utmost importance,” the senior official told ANI.

Earlier, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Thakur, had clarified that the BCCI have to consult with the government before sending their squad for the tour of South Africa.

“Not only BCCI, but every board should also consult the Indian government before sending the team to a country where a new COVID-19 variant has emerged. It is not right to send the team to a country where there is a threat, if BCCI consults us we will deliberate on that,” Thakur had told ANI here in Baghpat.

Meanwhile, the India A players are presently part of the second unofficial Test against South Africa A in Bloemfontein.

Sign on to read the HT ePaper epaper.hindustantimes.com

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Amit Palekar to be AAP's CM face for Goa assembly elections 2022, announces Arvind Kejriwal

© Provided by Jagran English Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that lawyer Amit Palekar will be party’s Chief Ministerial candidate ... Read more »

Tata Tiago iCNG, Tigor iCNG launched in India; prices start at Rs 6.10 lakh

© Provided by Zee News Tata Motors has launched the Tiago CNG and Tigor CNG in the Indian market, starting at Rs 6.10 lakh (ex-showroom) for Tiago iCNG and Rs ... Read more »

'He has a knack for music': Sonu Nigam on reuniting with Subhash Ghai for 36 Farmhouse

© Provided by Firstpost ‘He has a knack for music’: Sonu Nigam on reuniting with Subhash Ghai for 36 Farmhouse Filmmaker Subhash Ghai is making his debut as a music ... Read more »

BBL 2022: Cameron Boyce creates history with stunning double hat-trick - WATCH

© Provided by Zee News Melbourne Renegades leg-spinner Cameron Boyce on Wednesday (January 19) created history by becoming the first player in the Big Bash League to take a double ... Read more »

Virat Kohli joked that we'll get India all out in 10 overs, reveals Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammed Rizwan

© Provided by Zee News Pakistan created history in 2021 when they managed to defeat Team India in a T20 World Cup match for the first time in their history. ... Read more »

‘Points Fingers At Others, Not Scoring Runs' Ex-India Player Attacks Virat Kohli's Reputation

© Provided by MensXP The news of Virat Kohli stepping down as the captain of the Indian Test cricket team is still fresh in the memories of the fans, but it ... Read more »

Watch: Klay Thompson sets Chase Center into frenzy with buzzer-beating 3-pointer vs. Pistons

© Provided by WarriorsWire After four games on the road, the Golden State Warriors returned to San Francisco’s Chase Center to open a seven-game homestand with a contest against the ... Read more »

What Time Does Rainbow Six Extraction Launch In Your Timezone?

© Provided by Geek Culture What Time Does Rainbow Six Extraction Launch In Your Timezone? The launch of Rainbow Six Extraction is approaching, further cementing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise ... Read more »

Jab that protects against multiple variants 'at least two years away'

© Alexandru Pavalache/EyeEm Scientists hope to create a A vaccine that provides broad protection against many different Covid variants is at least two years away, a vaccine expert has warned. ... Read more »

Runding dengan kami sebelum pinda Akta 342, kata badan peruncit

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Denda yang tinggi dan hukuman penjara yang dicadangkan bawah Akta 342 menerima bantahan daripada sebilangan besar rakyat. (Gambar Bernama) PETALING JAYA: Sembilan persatuan peruncit ... Read more »

UAE residents' trust in government, health authorities, media improves in 2022

© Provided by Khaleej Times Agencies file The UAE residents’ trust in the government and their belief about their future financial position in the UAE have substantially improved this year, ... Read more »

Brianna Kupfer: Suspect identified in killing of woman at Los Angeles store

Los Angeles police have identified a suspect they’re looking for in the murder of a store employee Thursday in the city’s Hancock Park neighborhood. © Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Flowers were ... Read more »

More pressure on household finances as inflation hits 30 year high and soars to 5.4%

INFLATION has soared to 5.4% – up from 5.1% last year, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics. It comes as wages have been seen to take ... Read more »

Verfahren wegen Sicherheitslücken im Organspende-Register eröffnet

© KEYSTONE/GAETAN BALLY Der Eidgenössische Datenschutzbeauftragte hat ein Verfahren gegen Swisstransplant eröffnet wegen Zweifeln an der Sicherheit der Einträge im digitalen Organspende-Register. So soll es möglich gewesen sein, eine Person ... Read more »

Bartys Kurzarbeit am Tag der Ureinwohner

© KEYSTONE/EPA/DAVE HUNT Die Topspieler sorgen am Australian Open für Kurzarbeit in der Rod Laver Arena. Die Weltnummer 1 Ashleigh Barty überzeugte auch in ihrer zweiten Partie. Nach einem Game ... Read more »

Luxusgüter gefragt: Umsatz von Richemont stark gewachsen

Der Luxusgüterhersteller Richemont ist im Weihnachtsquartal stark gewachsen und hat mit dem Umsatz erneut das Vorkrisenniveau übertroffen. Insbesondere im Schmuck-Geschäft konnte der Genfer Konzern deutlich zulegen. © Bereitgestellt von Blick ... Read more »

Philippines detects 492 new Omicron cases, total at 535

© News Live B.1.1.529 variant of concern Omicron. News Live screenshot The Philippines on Wednesday detected 492 additional cases of the more transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant, bringing the number of ... Read more »

'Kya Sir, Din Mei Bhi' People React As RGV Takes A Dig At Dhanush-Aishwaryaa Separation

© Provided by MensXP Dhanush and wife Aishwaryaa, Rajinikanth’s eldest daughter, shocked fans and well-wishers by announcing their separation on Monday. After 18 years of togetherness, the duo decided to ... Read more »

Parliamentary chairwoman under fire over Wilders' attacks on MPs

Vera Bergkamp and Geert Wilders during the debate. Photo: Bart Maat ANP Parliamentary chairwoman Vera Bergkamp has been heavily criticised for failing to take action against far right MP Geert ... Read more »

Joseph Baena admits it took time to form a bond with dad Arnold Schwarzenegger

© Bang Showbiz Joseph Baena took time to bond with his dad Joseph Baena admits it “took a little while” to form a relationship with dad Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 24-year-old ... Read more »

UAE weather: Temperature to drop further with chance of rainfall

© Provided by Khaleej Times The temperature will dip significantly on Wednesday, with a chance of rainfall. According to the National Center of Meteorology, it could be as cold as ... Read more »

More than 80 terrorists killed in air strikes in Yemen: Saudi-led coalition

© Provided by Khaleej Times File photo The Saudi-led coalition on Monday destroyed a number of targets after it launched air strikes against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, following a terror attack ... Read more »

Tageshöchstwert bei Neuinfektionen: Über 100'000 neue Corona-Fälle in Deutschland

Die Zahl der Corona-Neuinfektionen in Deutschland hat die Marke von 100’000 am Tag überstiegen. © Bereitgestellt von Blick Über 100’000 neue Corona-Fälle in Deutschland Das Robert Koch-Institut (RKI) gab die ... Read more »

Risikobereite Junge befolgen Pandemiemassnahmen am schlechtesten

© Keystone/KEYSTONE/TI-PRESS/ALESSANDRO CRINARI Risikobereite Jugendliche mit geringem Vertrauen in die Behörden befolgen Präventivmassnahmen gegen Covid-19 am schlechtesten. Von allen Massnahmen wird die Maskenpflicht am häufigsten, das Social Distancing am seltensten ... Read more »

Shillong Lottery Result 2022: Check Winning Numbers for January 19 Morning Teer Games

© Provided by News18 Shillong Lottery Result 2022: Check Winning Numbers for January 19 Morning Teer Games Shillong Lottery Result 2022: The Khasi Hills Archery Sports Association has announced the winning ... Read more »

Krisentreffen in der Ukraine: US-Aussenminister Blinken reist nach Kiew

US-Aussenminister Antony Blinken beginnt seine Europareise angesichts der Zuspitzung des Ukraine-Konflikts mit einem Krisentreffen in Kiew. © Bereitgestellt von Blick US-Aussenminister Blinken reist nach Kiew Dort will er am Mittwoch ... Read more »

Abu Dhabi border rules: Covid vaccine booster must to enter Emirate

© Provided by Khaleej Times Reuters file UAE is taking several proactive precautionary and preventive health measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the Emirates. In its latest ... Read more »

Airlines scramble to rejig flight schedules amid US 5G rollout concerns

© Provided by Khaleej Times Reuters Major international airlines rushed on Tuesday to rejig or cancel flights to the United States on the eve of a 5G wireless rollout that ... Read more »

Charisma Carpenter calls Joss Whedon 'a tyrannical narcissistic boss' after director's response

© Bang Showbiz Charisma Carpenter has addressed Joss Whedon’s response Charisma Carpenter has called Joss Whedon a “tyrannical narcissistic boss”. The former ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ actress – who worked ... Read more »

Boney Kapoor reminisces Mr India days as he shares UNSEEN pics of Sridevi, Anil Kapoor and team from sets

© Provided by Pinkvilla Sridevi was one of the biggest female superstars Bollywood had ever witnessed and her charisma remains unmatched. She was a treat to watch on the big ... Read more »

India vs South Africa 2022 Live Cricket Score, 1st ODI: KL Rahul And Virat Kohli in Focus as IND Switch to One-day Mode

© Provided by News18 India vs South Africa 2022 Live Cricket Score, 1st ODI: KL Rahul And Virat Kohli in Focus as IND Switch to One-day Mode Live Score India ... Read more »

Anupamaa Top 5 shocking twists: Malvika-Pakhi to become 'sautan', Kavya to get pregnant, Anu's problems to increase and more

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com Rupali Ganguly, Sudhanshu Pandey, and Gaurav Khanna starrer Anupamaa have kept audiences hooked to their popular TV show. The makers are leaving no stones unturned in ... Read more »

Tanzanian vlogger Kili Paul dances to Samantha Ruth Prabhu's sizzling song Oo Antava from Pushpa, video goes viral - Watch

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Popular Tanzanian vlogger Kili Paul, who rose to fame with his dance renditions on chartbuster Bollywood songs has now shared a video grooving ... Read more »

Covid-19: Hong Kong orders cull of 2,000 hamsters after coronavirus hits pets

© Provided by Khaleej Times Reuters Hong Kong ordered a cull of 2,000 hamsters on Tuesday and warned pet owners not to kiss animals after a new cluster of Covid-19 ... Read more »

When Kohli took over from Dhoni a template was set. Now BCCI has set India back two decades

© Provided by The Print Rome was not built in a day, nor was the culture of a professional and timely handover of captaincy in Indian cricket. In fact, it ... Read more »

World's oldest man dies 3 weeks before 113th birthday

© Provided by Khaleej Times The world’s oldest man, Spaniard Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia, has died at the age of 112 years and 341 days, the Guinness World Records ... Read more »

Blast kills three sailors on Indian navy ship docked in Mumbai

© Provided by Khaleej Times PTI An explosion on an Indian navy ship killed three sailors Tuesday, the defence ministry said. It is unclear whether others were injured or what ... Read more »

The cast of As We See It on their joyous, groundbreaking autism comedy

Sue Ann Pien spent her teenage years acting her way through life. “I grew up thinking I was weird, hiding things about myself that I thought were hideous,” says the ... Read more »

Afghan crisis causing massive job losses, says report from UN entity

© Provided by Khaleej Times More than a half million people in Afghanistan have lost their jobs since the Taliban takeover in mid-August, the International Labor Organization said in a ... Read more »

Afcon 2021: Ayew sees red as Ghana sent packing by minnows Comoros

Four-time champions Ghana were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday in a stunning upset, while Morocco and Senegal won their respective groups but without backing up their ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic