Australia Out Of WTC Finals As South Africa Test Tour Postponed, New Zealand Qualifies
The Australian cricket team is out of contention for the ICC World Test Championship(WTC) as their tour to South Africa has been postponed due to medical reasons.
Australia was scheduled to play South Africa a three-match test series starting from 3rd March, however, with Covid cases rising, CA had no choice but to call off the series for the time being.
“Due to the public health situation in South Africa, which includes a second wave and new variant of the virus, and following extensive due diligence with medical experts, it has become clear that traveling from Australia to South Africa at this current time poses an unacceptable level of health and safety risk to our players, support staff and the community,” said Hockley.
Today we informed Cricket South Africa that we believe we have no choice but to postpone the forthcoming Qantas Tour of South Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic. Full statement pic.twitter.com/mYjqNpkYjp— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) February 2, 2021