Australia just called off their tour of S.A as the increase of the new variant of coronavirus in S.A. Australia can’t take the players’ risk and support staff because the new variant of corona cases has been accelerated. They pull off the tour because of prevention from the virus.
Coach Justin Langer’s men were due to play three Tests against the Proteas, and Australia named their squad last week with the intent to fly out this month. But the situation became untenable with the outbreak in South Africa accelerated by a new variant said to be more contagious than earlier.
Cricket Australia interim chief Nick Hockley said the medical advice was not to travel.
“It has become clear that travelling 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,” he said.
“This decision has not been made lightly and we are extremely disappointed, especially given the importance of continuing international cricket at this time.
“However, we have been consistent since the start of the pandemic that the health and safety of our people is always our number one priority and unfortunately despite best efforts to agree a biosecurity plan, the risks are simply too great at this time.”