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Ashes goes ahead - despite Omicron in Australia and England, and SA isolation

2 December 2021 1:19 PM
Tags:
South Africa vs India
Mandy Wiener
The Midday Report
ASHES
Sbu Mjikeliso
Sport24
Omicron
Cricket South

Mandy Wiener interviews Sport24 Deputy Editor Sbu Mjikeliso.

South Africa is under threat of a new international sporting isolation - this time not for noble reasons, writes Sport24 Deputy Editor Sbu Mjikeliso.

As the world shuts us out, it remains crucial for the SA vs India cricket tour to go ahead to keep Cricket SA afloat, he says.

Meanwhile, “The Ashes” test series between England and Australia is going ahead (it starts on Wednesday), despite the Omicron variant present in both countries.

Omicron is making its way around the world. (source: WHO, CDC)

Mandy Wiener interviewed Mjikeliso (scroll up to listen).

We saw this last year… England was in the country, breaching all sorts of protocols… then departed before finishing their obligations in South Africa. Then Australia cancelled… when at the time there was a drop in infections [in South Africa] …

Sbu Mjikeliso, Deputy Editor - Sport24

South Africa was one of the few countries that never closed its borders to India… Our third-world challenges are similar… The worst-case scenario would be a postponement… I think the tour will go ahead in some shape…

Sbu Mjikeliso, Deputy Editor - Sport24



2 December 2021 1:19 PM
Tags:
South Africa vs India
Mandy Wiener
The Midday Report
ASHES
Sbu Mjikeliso
Sport24
Omicron
Cricket South

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