South Africa A vs Australia A match rescheduled to Wednesday

PTI
Published Aug 11, 2015, 3:02 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 6:01 am IST
South Africa-A match against Australia-A has now been postponed for the second time
The league match between South Africa-A and Australia-A in the ongoing Tri Series cricket tournament slated for Tuesday has been postponed to Wednesday. (Photo: BCCI)
 The league match between South Africa-A and Australia-A in the ongoing Tri Series cricket tournament slated for Tuesday has been postponed to Wednesday. (Photo: BCCI)

Chennai: The league match between South Africa-A and Australia-A in the ongoing Tri Series cricket tournament slated for Tuesday has been postponed to Wednesday, August 12 and India-A would cross with Australia-A in the final match of the league phase on August 13.

The final between the top two teams amongst these three would be held on August 14, according to a WhatsApp message at 10.25 pm on Monday from Dr Baba, media officer of BCCI in southern India.

 

The message also stated that "All the South African players since having been discharged from hospital requested for one day's rest tomorrow (Tuesday)".

Read: South African players out of hospital

The South Africa-A match against Australia-A has now been postponed for the second time.

The changes in match schedule would mean that Tuesday would be a 'rest day' and there would not be cricket activity in respect of Tri-Series.

Around noon on Monday, all the ten Proteas players have been since discharged from hospital; there was an official communication by Dr Baba that South Africa-A would be playing Australia-A on Tuesday.

However, Dr Baba told PTI that the latest development of extending a day's rest on Tuesday was based on the South African team's request as they were discharged around noon today (Monday)".

 

The South African team was to play Australia on Monday but due to the hospitalisation of the players due to "food poisoning", India A played against Australia and the latter won the game by three wickets.

Read: Australia A beat India A by 3 wickets to reach tri-series final

Ten South Africa A players have been hospitalised due to "food poisoning", including four on Monday after playing their tri-series cricket match against India A here on Sunday.

Opener Quinton de Kock, who hit 108 in his side's eight-wicket loss, was rushed to a city hospital after the game, while three others were also hospitalised during the course of the match.

 

"With half of the squad going down ill overnight South Africa was forced to play (against India A) an ill-balanced starting XI that had only four frontline bowlers with the likes of Dean Elgar and Khaya Zondo to make up the rest of the overs," the Cricket South Africa said in a release on Sunday.

In their game against India-A on Sunday, the plight of the South African side was understandable when India A team's 12th man Mandeep Singh came in to field after de Kock suffered a hamstring pull.

Watch: India A’s Mandeep Singh becomes part of both winning and losing side

 

Even before that South Africa A's video analyst Hendrikus Coertzen was seen fielding in place of left-arm seamer Mthokozisi Shezi, who fell ill.

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