BDW-E vs SAW-E: South Africa cuts short Emerging Women’s tour of Bangladesh due to lockdown restrictions

BDW-E vs SAW-E: Cricket South Africa announced it will cut short Emerging Women’s tour of Bangladesh due to lockdown restrictions
BDW-E vs SAW-E: Cricket South Africa announced it will cut short Emerging Women’s tour of Bangladesh due to lockdown restrictions

BDW-E vs SAW-E: South Africa cuts short Emerging Women’s tour of Bangladesh due to lockdown restrictions- Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced that the Emerging Women’s team will return home earlier than planned, cutting short the tour by one match. With Bangladesh scheduled to impose a strict lockdown from April 14 amid a new wave of COVID-19 infections, the CSA decided to end the tour prematurely. South Africa Emerging Women’s team was slated to take on Bangladesh Emerging Women’s team on April 13. Bangladesh has already sealed the 5-match One-Day series 4-0.

“South Africa Emerging Women’s tour of Bangladesh has been suspended before the Bangladeshi government enforces a stricter lockdown is enforced from April 14. The team was meant to play the 5th ODI on April 13,” Cricket South Africa said in a Twitter post.


Shafiul Alam Nadel, chairman of the women’s wing in the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said the board was arranging their return as international flights will be banned from April 14.

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BDW-E vs SAW-E: “The last match will not be held due to the lockdown. They are hoping to leave Bangladesh by tomorrow (April 12). There won’t be any flights due to the lockdown, which is why they are leaving before their last match. The decision has been taken after discussion between BCB and CSA,” Nadel told ESPNcricinfo.

Later, BCB, in a statement said that the decision to cancel the tour’s last match was taken so that the South African team could fly back safely and would not have to be stranded in Bangladesh.

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BDW-E vs SAW-E: “The decision to cancel the last match was taken to accommodate the visiting side’s return home before the suspension of international flight operations,” the BCB said.

Bangladesh, like India, is in the middle of the second wave, having witnessed more than 7,000 new cases per day. With over 684,000 total COVID-19 cases, the country is trying to fight back the pandemic with strict lockdowns and restrictions in order to stop overwhelming the hospitals and health facilities. So, far Bangladesh has reported over 9,800 deaths including 78 on Sunday. The 8-day lockdown is aimed at curbing the spread and all transport, offices will remain close for the duration.

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