Cricket South Africa (CSA) has already had to postpone a limited overs series in Sri Lanka, but has earmarked the visit by India to raise much-needed revenue. "If it's postponed, maybe a bit later", Faul said a during a virtual press conference on Thursday according to sport24.co.za.
Australia are due to host ICC Men's T20 World Cup in October this year and that could turn out to be a big hurdle should the showpiece event go ahead. Cricketers are not used to play in empty stadiums. "We need to get together and work out how to get cricket up and running", he said. "We need to understand those sides as part of the next step of preparation as foreign players will need to come in and we have to ensure that government directives with regards to fighting the pandemic are fully abided by. This will relate specifically to the potential of an incoming Indian tour", said Faul.
To be sure, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs most recently allowed "sports complexes and stadia to reopen", provided spectators are not permitted during the lockdown period. Players can start their individual training although the camp which they were planning won't happen till travel restrictions are in place.More news: Roe vs. Wade plaintiff was paid to turn on abortion: FX doc
The possibility will become a reality only if the number of COVID-19 infections in the country is lowered considerably.
There are so many things up in the air, so the key is just to be ready. He, however, said the series is at a "guess-work stage" but has a possibility of taking place behind closed doors.
An official of one of the IPL franchises also said that they were indeed working keeping an eye on the end-September to the early-November window. The former India coach said cricketers will have to gather all their mental strength to deal with the uncertainty that the pandemic has caused.More news: Ardern Asks Companies to Consider 4-Day Workweek
He also said it all depends on the conditions in India. "As I've stated before, we're very encouraged by India's willingness".
On the worldwide front, the Proteas are expected back on the field as early as July, where they are scheduled to begin their tour to the Caribbean, where they will take on the West Indies on two Tests and five Twenty20 Internationals (T20I). Second: Start with bilateral cricket. "We will have to look at how that will impact the schedules, which as it is are tight. but we are still optimistic". "Instead of 15 teams flying in, we'd settle for one team flying in and playing an entire bilateral series at one or two grounds", he added.More news: Wuhan bans the eating of wild animals