HEADLINE: South Africa's tour of West Indies dependent on IPL, travel restrictions - CWI

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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7/24/20, 6:22:49 AM 

Any possibility of South Africa playing in the West Indies later this year will largely be dependent on the IPL and the lifting of travel restrictions that will allow the team to travel to the Caribbean.

That is the word from Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave, who remains hopeful that the tour will happen in some form of the other. If Grave has his way, the West Indies, who are currently engaged in a bio-secure three-Test #Raisethebat series in England, could be hosting South Africa as early as September.

However, he concedes Grave that there are significant obstacles to surmount.

 “We have had three calls in the last seven days with our counterparts in South Africa. The plan as we are working on now is that the players will come home a week Wednesday. They will have the weekend at home. Those that are in the Caribbean Premier League will head down to Trinidad on probably the third of August; so a very quick turnaround. The CPL will then start in mid-August and go through to the 10th of September, and we hope very much that then South Africa will follow immediately after that,” Grave said while speaking on Mason & Guest in Barbados on Tuesday.

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link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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7/24/20, 1:13:07 PM 
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South Africa towards the end of September...that would be good, if it comes off.

link Kay Joined: Jan 31, 2015
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7/24/20, 2:04:40 PM 
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“And it will be dependent on the IPL. South Africa have a number of their Test players who have IPL contracts whereas this current Test team, we don’t have any IPL players in.”

So Grave is saying that only players from this current test team will be considered for selection if the SA tour happens?

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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7/26/20, 5:50:37 AM 
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Grave writing off Hetmyer as a Test player?

link powen001 Joined: Nov 25, 2006
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7/26/20, 7:29:09 AM 
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Depends on the igrunt people doing the right thing when it comes to hygiene and wearing masks and washing hands...

link Dukes Joined: Dec 5, 2002
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7/26/20, 7:37:22 AM 
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Grave said the West Indies would be unable to play Test cricket during the IPL season.


link Maispwi Joined: Feb 3, 2003
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7/26/20, 8:34:23 AM 
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They wud not be able to play against SA because the SA Board had already given several of the Test players permission to play in de IPL and wud therefore not be able to field a team during dat period.

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