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India Vs South Africa: Two ODIs To Be Played Without Spectators:- South Africa is touring in India and the first one-day international which was planned to take place yesterday was wiped off due to rain in Dharmashala. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the remaining two ODIs between India and South Africa will be played without spectators and behind closed doors. BCCI is working closely with the Health and Sports Ministry to make sure that the players will be safe and away from the deadly coronavirus.
BCCI discussed this with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) yesterday after which they announced their decision. After WHO characterized coronavirus as a pandemic, BCCI along with the Sports Ministry issued an advisory about the games that are scheduled. There are also strong speculations that IPL 2020 will happen behind closed doors. The second ODI between India and South Africa will take place on March 15th in Lucknow and the final ODI will take place on March 18th in Mumbai.