BCCI President Sourav Ganguly finally spoke about the most burning question the cricketing world, while addressing the media at the sidelines of a promotional event. When Sourav Ganguly was asked about the possibility of India’s tour of South Africa, which has been surrounded with uncertainties due to outbreak of omicron mutation of covid-19, and he said that tour is on as of now but the board still has time left to decide.
Sourav Ganguly also said that the Test series starts from the 17th December and the BCCI will ponder over it.
“The tour is on as things stand till now. We still have time to decide. The first Test is scheduled from December 17. We will ponder about it,” Sourav Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of a promotional event.
Talking more about the situation that has raised due to the new mutation of COVID-19, Sourav Ganguly said that players’s security and health are the most important thing and it has always been the top priority for the BCCI.
“Players’ security and health has always been BCCI’s first priority, we will do everything possible for this. We will see what happens in the days to come,” Ganguly added.
Earlier, BCCI’s treasurer Arun Dhumal had said: “We are in constant touch with Cricket South Africa, while continuously monitoring the situation over there. Health and safety of the cricketers are paramount and we will act accordingly.”
“Health Ministry’s directive is supreme. If we get any advisory in this regard, we will certainly follow that,” he added.
Now, everything depends on the number of cases in South Africa and how the ongoing India A’s tour spans out. But, Sourav Ganguly has given a subtle hint that India will tour the rainbow nation as per the schedule if the situation doesn’t worsen from what it is presently.