Group India Can Leave Even If Borders Get Closed Due To Omicron Cases, Says CSA Chief Medical Officer

Johannesburg: The Cricket South Africa (CSA) has guaranteed the BCCI that regardless of whether the lines of the nation are shut because of ascend in Omicron cases, the Indian cricket crew would be allowed to fly out of the country, said CSA’s central clinical official Dr Shuaib Manjra on Wednesday.

“If there should be bringing home and the lines are shut, the public authority has given an assurance that they will permit the players and the group to return to India,” South Africa outlet News 24 cited CSA clinical official as saying.

“I think we’ve gone to whatever lengths we can to guarantee that the Indian group isn’t just protected here, however would it be a good idea for them they need to leave for reasons unknown, that the way is open for them to leave anytime that they wish,” Manjra added.

India and South Africa will clash in three Tests and three ODIs. The Boxing Day Test will start on December 26 at the SuperSport Park, Centurion.

Prior, CSA had changed the bio-bubble standards for the India visit beginning from December 26.

With the whole visiting party and the host unforeseen being completely inoculated, positive COVID-19 cases, in the event that any emerge, will be permitted to finish their detachment inside the air pocket itself, CSA had said.
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“Prompt contacts of anybody testing positive for Covid-19 in the air pocket during the South Africa-India series won’t have to detach and leave the air pocket, rather will be permitted to isolation in the lodging as long as they are clinically steady,” the cricket load up added.

“These are essential for the ‘severe’ standards for the Bio-secure Environment (BSI) set up by Cricket South Africa in a joint effort with BCCI as the Indian unexpected is set to show up in Johannesburg in the not so distant future,” the cricket board said.

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