India set to tour South Africa despite Omicron threat, confirms BCCI

Indian cricketers will travel to South Africa later this month despite the threat of new COVID-19 mutant Omicron as the BCCI is convinced that the bio-bubble being created by the CSA will be safe and secure for the players.

The tour comprises three Tests, three ODIs, and four T20 Internationals and is scheduled to start on December 17 in Johannesburg. The players will remain in a water-tight environment during the near seven-week tour.''We are going to South Africa and that's confirmed,'' a senior BCCI official, privy to the development, told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

It is understood that the stamp of approval will be given by the general body during Saturday's BCCI AGM as India's FTP tour is one of the topics on the agenda. The Indian team might leave a bit late rather than the scheduled departure immediately after the home series against New Zealand.