CA postponed its upcoming series due to COVID-19:
On Friday (25-09-2020), Cricket Australia deferred a one-off Test match against Afghanistan along with an ODI series against the team of New Zealand by seeing the increasing cases of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Later this year, Australia was to host Afghanistan in November at Perth while the New Zealand players were to come to Australia on 2021 January but both the campaigns have been postponed to the next summer of 2021-22.
The interim chief executive officer of Cricket Australia, Nick Hockley said “CA was looking forward to work with Afghanistan Cricket Board and also with New Zealand Cricket to give the games at a time when the restrictions enforced by COVID-19 have eased.”
On 10th November, the rescheduled IPL will end and many Afghanistan and Australia players participating in this would have faced problems in completing the essential 14 days quarantine period upon their arrival in Australia.
“All we worked very hard to organize the series this summer, but the difficulties on international travel and quarantine restrictions finally convinced all boards that the series would require to be played at a later time.”
Although Hockley confirmed that there was no difficulty to schedule the tour by the Indian team.
“Cricket Australia looks forward to welcoming the team of India for a complete schedule of matches this summer in what promises to be a fantastic contest in all formats.”
The team India is scheduled to have a four-Test series, starting from 3rd December in Brisbane and three-match ODI series.