South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka in June due to the deadly coronavirus epidemic was cancelled on Monday. South Africa was to tour Sri Lanka in the first fortnight of June to play three One-Day and three T20 matches.
Acting Chief Executive of CSA Dr Jacques Faul said, 'Our team could not make preparations due to the lockdown. Apart from this, the health of the players is our top priority. He said, 'It is said that we were forced to take this decision. We will talk about the new dates of the tour soon.
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He admitted that the cancellation of the tour would affect his team's preparations for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia at the end of the year. He said, "It is disappointing for the players as the tour was a good opportunity to prepare for the T20 World Cup."