Cricket Australia have announced that the tour to South Africa has been suspended until further notice due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

The ODI matches were due to be played in Durban (March 22), Pietermaritzburg (March 25) and East London (March 28) and the T20Is were due to be played in East London (March 31) and Benoni (April 3 and 4).

In a media release it was said that Cricket Australia will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation at home and overseas before making a decision on Australian women’s international matches beyond the tour of South Africa.

This also means that the #PitchUpInBlack campaign to counteract gender-based violence will take a back seat until further notice.

 

 

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: The scheduled Australian tour to South Africa has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ODI matches were set to begin on 22 March 2020. Photo: Australian Women Cricket (Twitter)