Cape Town, South Africa (BBN)-South Africa women’s tour of Bangladesh has been thrown into uncertainty again, with the CSA postponing the series over “personal security concerns”.
South Africa women were initially supposed to arrive in Dhaka on October 15 to play three ODIs and five T20Is, but the tour was temporarily postponed due to the CSA’s security fears following Australia’s postponement of their men’s team tour to Bangladesh for the same reasons, reports ESPNcricinfo.
As per the new schedule, South Africa women were supposed to play three ODIs on November 6, 8 and 10, and four T20s on November 12, 13, 15 and 16.
However, the team did not land in Dhaka on November 3, as was previously announced by both the BCB and the CSA.
A CSA release said the postponement was necessary as “South Africa will not be able to field a full squad”.
“This is most unfortunate as a number of our players are unavailable to tour because of personal security concerns, work or the end of year study and exams at this time of year,” the CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat said.
With Zimbabwe women also scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh later this month, the BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that the two boards were working on confirming the final fixtures.
“We are expecting them [CSA] to give us the new dates over the next four-five days,” Chowdhury told ESPNcricinfo. “This is an issue for the CSA. Teams like Zimbabwe and the Australian football team are coming to Bangladesh this month. It shows that the security situation is good in Bangladesh.”