While they were forced to live early in March as the tour got affected by the onset of a pandemic they are now inviting India. Cricket South Africa (CSA) aka the South African cricket board has sent a proposal to BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). This is an invitation for a 3-match T20I series.
South Africa wants to host India for the series in August this year. Since no cricket and international travel is happening across the globe cricket boards are facing a cash crunch. A series with a team like India which has a huge fan following can be the savior. That’s the idea behind the proposal.
The proposal calls for conducting matches in empty stadiums without crowds. “We’ve had a very good discussion with them (BCCI) ” said CSA’s acting chief executive Jacques Faul. Meanwhile for BCCI IPL has been a major focus so far. However, things depend upon around the lockdown and what the government of South Africa would and would not allow. BCCI meanwhile has agreed to the proposal subject to the prevailing conditions and lockdown in the country.
Except for big boards like the BCCI and England Cricket Board (ECB) most of the national boards are facing financial difficulties. This includes the likes of Cricket Australia as well. The idea if and when cricket revives would surely be to start with bilateral tournaments. With global sports, in limbo due to the pandemic the proposal by CSA has major challenges ahead.