Former captain Smith added that the nationwide workforce is anticipated to be again in motion in November.
Last week, Cricket West Indies chief govt Johnny Grave had expressed his board’s curiosity to host South Africa for both a five-match T20I collection or a two-Test rubber in September.
However, Smith stated there isn’t a time to fit a tour to the Caribbean as a number of South African gamers will likely be heading to play within the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is scheduled to be held from September 19 to November eight within the UAE.
“West Indies has been postponed indefinitely. We are struggling to find a time with the IPL being fitted in,” Smith was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
“It looks like our players are going to be needed from the beginning of September, government permitting, and travel permitting. Sri Lanka also (postponed),” Smith added.
The former skipper stated the board is trying to reschedule all of the collection postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, beginning November.
“I expect that once things get up and running, our team, on the men’s side, I would say from November onwards, if all goes well, it will be a really busy period for South African cricket, probably playing in times that we haven’t played before and trying to cram in a lot of the missed tours,” Smith added.
The South African workforce was scheduled to tour Sri Lanka for 3 ODIs and as many T20Is in June earlier than heading to the Caribbeans to play two Tests and 5 T20s from July 23 to August 16. Both the excursions have been postponed because of the pandemic.
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