The tournament is part of the World Cup Super League, which is currently in progress.
The ongoing ODI series between South Africa and the Netherlands has been halted due to the new COVID-19 virus strain Omicron. The first of the three One-Day Internationals was called off due to rain, while the other two have been postponed due to worries about the new variety. This series is noteworthy because it is a part of the ongoing World Cup Super League, which determines qualifying for the ODI World Cup in 2023.
South Africa and the Netherlands are now ranked ninth and twelve on the list, respectively, outside the automatic qualification zone. As a result, this series was critical for both teams. It should be emphasised that the Netherlands team is stranded in South Africa for the duration of the series due to a lack of flight options.
The Dutch players, according to ESPNcricinfo, have signalled that they are not in the correct mental state to play. In the first ODI, Netherlands head coach Ryan Campbell praised his players for excelling under “unbelievable” pressure, implying that there is tension in the dressing room about the new version.
“Extremely proud of my @KNCBcricket men tonight as they faced the most incredible pressure against @OfficialCSA… On Friday, he wrote, “I think we showed a lot of people that we can compete at this level” (November 26).
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Meanwhile, Cricket South Africa’s acting CEO, Pholetsi Mosek, has expressed dissatisfaction with the unfavourable circumstances. “We are disappointed by our current predicament, but the comfort of all visiting teams must always take first.” ESPNcricinfo quoted Mosek as saying, “The mental well-being of players is one of CSA’s main responsibilities, and we appreciate our visitors’ viewpoint and point of view.”
“CSA and KNCB will consider the possibility of rescheduling the tour within this cycle of the ICC Future Tours Programme, which concludes in 2023,” he added. Jurgen Delfos, the chairman of the Netherlands Cricket Board, also expressed regret over the situation.
In response, he said, “We are disappointed about these circumstances, but are grateful for Cricket South Africa’s help and understanding”as read and reported by www.cricketracker.com”