4 Day Domestic Series Round 6 Postponed
Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday, 17 December 2020 confirmed the postponement of round six of the 4-Day Domestic Series.
The decision to postpone the upcoming round of four-day matches, which were scheduled from 20 – 23 December, comes in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which is currently affecting South Africa. In addition, some of the host stadiums are in COVID-19 hotspots.
Director of Cricket Graeme Smith said: “In the interest of Cricket South Africa’s duty of care to its franchise players, support staff and stadium personnel and in accordance with Government health and safety regulations, CSA has opted to postpone the final round of domestic fixtures of 2020.”
“Players will be granted an extended break until the start of the Momentum One-Day Cup, which gets underway on 8 January 2021.
“CSA is committed to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020/21 season, with the upcoming two-match Betway Test Series between South Africa and Sri Lanka being played in a bio-secure environment, which is a more controlled space than the domestic competition,” concluded Smith.
The postponed matches will be played at a yet to be scheduled date in the new year. The Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras were expected to host the VKB Knights in Cape Town, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins were scheduled to travel to Port Elizabeth to take on the Warriors, while the Imperial Lions were all set to host local rivals the Momentum Multiply Titans in the first Jukskei Derby of the season in Johannesburg.