In the wake of coronavirus threat, BCCI decided to call off the Kolkata ODI to be held between India and South Africa.
The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) made a decision to call off the Kolkata ODI due to the coronavirus threat. The second and third ODIs between India and South Africa to be held in Kolkata had canceled.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she is unhappy with the decision made by BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly without consulting the state government.
The first match of the ODI series was washed out without bowling a single bowl at Dharamshala. The second and third games slated to be held behind called off due to the coronavirus outbreak.
By keeping the players’ and officials’ health in mind, the BCCI decided to call off all the remaining games.
BCCI Official said “Yes, the series has been canceled. IPL also postponed and there is a little sense at this stage of holding two ODIs. We need to focus on the health of players and all others including officials and audiences at this point. Nothing else matters”.
Mamata Banerjee made her displeasure as she didn’t take too well to the decision made by BCCI.
“Everything was alright with Sourav. Nothing else but they would have informed us a word. The match was supposed to be held at Kolkata and atleast Kolkata Police should have been informed about the call off”, Banerjee quoted.
South Africa is now expected to tour India later to play a full-fledged ODI series.