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South Africa. (Photograph Supply: BCCI)

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has determined to not play the ODIs throughout their tour of Australia. Cricket Australia on July 13 (Wednesday) introduced that the 50-over sequence will likely be performed from January 12 to 17 subsequent yr. To notice, each side will likely be concerned in a three-match Take a look at sequence as nicely.

Earlier, CSA had requested to alter the dates of the ODI matches, however there was no slot accessible because of the packed worldwide calendar. With the Proteas deciding to withdraw from the ODI sequence, they’ve additionally agreed to concede the factors from the three-match ODI sequence to Australia, which was set to be included within the ongoing ICC Tremendous League- the cut-off for which is Might 2023.

The choice will hamper South Africa’s possibilities of making a direct qualification for the 2023 ODI World Cup

“It’s disappointing that Cricket South Africa will likely be unable to contest the ODI sequence in January,” Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s CEO, stated in a press release. “That stated, we’re delighted to be internet hosting South Africa for the three-Take a look at sequence which incorporates the Boxing Day and New Yr’s Assessments, and with the excellent schedule of worldwide cricket that may happen throughout Australia all through the summer time,” he added.

“It will embrace the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup and a report six touring groups for the Males’s and Girls’s worldwide sequence in addition to the twelfth season of the BBL and the eighth season of the WBBL. We are able to’t wait to see followers again on the cricket this summer time,” Hockley additional stated.

In the meantime, Australia accomplished their tour of Sri Lanka just lately. Whereas Australia gained the T20I sequence comfortably, the house staff made an excellent comeback and gained the ODI leg 3-2. With the restricted over sequence accomplished and dusted, the main focus shifted in the direction of the crimson ball video games. The guests performed some wonderful cricket throughout the first recreation and gained a 1-0 lead. Nevertheless, Sri Lanka as soon as once more bounce again within the sequence and gained the second Take a look at by an innings.