We have found a window in 2023 to reschedule the series against South Africa: Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley

We have found a window in 2023 to reschedule the series against South Africa: Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley

Nick Hockley also stated that the relationship that Australia and South Africa share is very strong.

Australian team
Australian team. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The Test series that was scheduled to be played in 2021 between South Africa and Australia was called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And now, the CEO of Cricket Australia, Nick Hockley has revealed that Australia is looking to reschedule the Test series against the Proteas, and a window at the end of 2023 has been finalized for the same.

Adding that the relationship that Australia and South Africa share is very strong, Hockley stated that Cricket Australia is pleased to find a window in 2023 to reschedule this tour.

“We’ve been working over recent months to look to reschedule, and we think we’ve found a window in the calendar in 2023 to reschedule that tour. Our relationships with South Africa are very strong.

As we said at the time, we were very disappointed and I know our players were extremely disappointed not to be able to go to South Africa. So we’re pleased we’ve been able to find a window in 2023 to reschedule that tour,” said Nick Hockley as quoted by cricket.com.au.

Test match against Afghanistan will not be cancelled: Nick Hockley

Nick Hockley also said that Cricket Australia is working with the Australian Government as well as the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) regarding the Test match between Australia and Afghanistan.

Assuring that the Test match between the two sides will not be cancelled, Hockley concluded by stating that the Test match will only be postponed in the current scenario.

“We’re working with the Australian Government and also working with the ACB (Afghanistan Cricket Board) on the finer details. We will be looking to confirm the status of the Test match relatively imminently.

It certainly won’t be cancelled, it’s more likely it will be postponed until we’ve got a bit more clarity but we’re working through those details at the moment,” concluded Nick Hockley.

The Australian cricket team will now be gearing up for the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup that will be held in the United Arab Emirates in October and November. Australia will play their first match of the tournament against South Africa on 23rd October 2021 in Abu Dhabi.