South Africa cricket team arrives in Kolkata before heading home due to coronavirus

Last Modified Tuesday, 17 March 2020 (12:55 IST)
Kolkata:The South African cricket team went through the necessary health
protocols after their arrival in the city on Monday and officials of the Cricket Association of
Bengal (CAB) received them, the association said in a statement.
"On Sunday evening we came to know that the South African team will arrive here as a
stop over to South Africa. For us Atithi Devabhawa, CAB Joint Secretary
Debabrata Das
said.
 
"We immediately led by our President  Avishek Dalmiya received them at a five star facility
and received them at the hotel. They went through the necessary health protocols going
through thermal guns," he said.
 
"Our local managers and a team of doctors from Woodlands are at the hotel to help if any exigencies happen. Their team is accompanied by a doctor and they leave by 5.30 am in the
morning tomorrow,"  Das added.
 
The South African cricket team, who were scheduled to play a three-match ODI series
against India, reached on Monday from where they are set to depart for South
Africa the next day.
 
The three-match series was scheduled to be played from March 12 to 18. However, the
BCCI subsequently announced that the series has been rescheduled amid uncertainty over
the rapid spread of the pandemic in the country.(UNI)