Virus stymies Proteas-Dutch tour, but India series still alive

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Kyle Verreynne and Zubayr Hamza. Photo: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images
Kyle Verreynne and Zubayr Hamza. Photo: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images


South African cricket was again visited by the spectre of Covid-19 when the historic ODI game against the Dutch was postponed yesterday due to the discovery of a new strain of the virus in the country this week.

The three-match tour – historic because the Dutch have not toured South Africa before – was only one innings old when it was initially halted by rain at SuperSport Park. That was before the panic that has gripped much of the world about South Africa’s ability to deal with the pandemic set in among the members of the visiting team.

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