IPL 2020 reschedule force South Africa to indefinitely postpone West Indies tour
South Africa’s director of cricket Graeme Smith has expressed his thoughts on how he doesn’t expect the national side to be back in action anytime soon after confirming that their scheduled series against West Indies has been postponed indefinitely.
Johnny Grave, cricket West Indies chief executive, had claimed last week that they are hopeful for hosting South Africa in September in a two-match test or five-match T20 internationals. However, Smith on has made official that will definitely not be happening.
“The West Indies tour has been postponed indefinitely,” Smith told reporters on Saturday.
“We are struggling to find the time with the Indian Premier League, when our players are likely to be needed from the beginning of September,” he added.
“In terms of when we will get back onto the field, we are probably looking at November onwards. And if all goes well, it will then be a very busy period for South African cricket, playing series at times when we don’t usually play.”
“It will be a case of trying to cram in all the tours that have been missed,” he further added.
Smith also revealed that they have lost their major sponsor over the past few months due to lack of cricketing acting.
“Financially we are in a lot of trouble. We need to get our broadcast rights in, support from corporate sponsorship and get the right content (series) in place.”