“Sadly, we have been forced to take this step, and we will re-schedule the tour as soon as cricket returns to a sense of normality, and our international fixture list allows,” said Dr. Jacques Faul, the Acting Chief Executive of Cricket South Africa.
“Our Proteas would not have been able to prepare properly taking our lockdown situation into account and, more importantly, health considerations for our players, which are always critical, were the over-riding factor.”
CSA and Sri Lanka Cricket today jointly announced the postponement of the Proteas tour to Sri Lanka that was scheduled to be played in the first half of June and consist of three ODIs and three T20 International matches. #BreakingNews #Thread pic.twitter.com/RQOzsz4epM
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) April 20, 2020
“It would have been a particularly important tour for us with the three ODIs counting for the new ICC one-day league and the T20s being part of our preparation for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup scheduled for Australia later this year.”
The Proteas were due to visit the island for three T20 Is and three ODIs.