Johannesburg. The worldwide havoc of the corona virus has caused a lot of damage from health to the economy and sports. The South African national and franchise teams will start training from next week, after receiving permission from the government amidst stalling sporting activities around the world due to the Corona epidemic.
Explain that a five-stage lockdown is in force in South Africa and the third phase is currently underway here under which non-contracted players are allowed to train. Before starting training, the National Sports Federations will have to give details of the Return to Train and Return to Play protocol to the Sports Ministry. Cricket South Africa (CSA) may reveal its plans this week.
In the first phase, under the Return to Training Scheme, franchise cricketers will train on their home ground following the guidelines. Under the guidelines, they will not be able to use saliva on the ball. In the next phase, CSA will also explore the possibility of allowing players to travel to other provinces for matches and camps.
In the meantime, the CSA expects some matches to be held by the end of June. South Africa is also considering organizing a series of three T20 matches with India in late August this year. Although this series will be without audience.
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