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CSA chair, Aspen boss Stavros Nicolaou on how Covid-19 is blocking SA’s chances of hosting Lions tour

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From a sporting, medical and pharmaceutical vantage, few people are better placed than Cricket South Africa (CSA) interim board chairperson and Aspen Pharmacare executive Dr Stavros Nicolaou to analyse the tall order facing SA Rugby’s fight to keep the British and Irish Lions tour in South Africa. 

Momentum is building towards SA losing the hosting of the Lions tour to the UK, who are approaching their summer season and are working towards reintegrating fans back into sporting stadiums in some capacity by the end of May.

As of 10 March, South Africa had recorded 1 477 new coronavirus cases, while the UK had registered 5 926.

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