PICTURES: SA cricket team arrives in Kolkata, received by cricket officials

By IANS Time of article published Mar 16, 2020

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KOLKATA – The South African cricket team went through the necessary health protocols after their arrival in Kolkata on Monday and officials of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) received them, the association said in a statement.

The CAB said that it had got to know of the Proteas' travel plans on Sunday evening and made arrangements to receive them. The South Africans are travelling home after their ODI series against India was postponed amid the growing fears around the spread of the coronavirus.

“We immediately led by our President Avishek Dalmiya received them at a five star facility. They went through the necessary health protocols going through thermal guns,” said the association in its statement. 

Kolkata: South African captain Quinton de Kock being screened for COVID-19 (coronavirus) on his arrival at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on March 16, 2020. Photo: IANS
South African captain Quinton de Kock being screened for COVID-19 (coronavirus) on his arrival at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on March 16, 2020. Photo: IANS

“Our local managers and a team of doctors from Woodlands are at the hotel to help if any exigencies happen. Their team is accompanied by a doctor and they leave by 5.30 a.m. in the morning tomorrow.” 

South Africa were to play India in a three-match ODI series. The first match in Dharamsala was washed out while the second and third were eventually postponed due to the rising concern over the coronavirus pandemic. 

Kolkata: South African players arrive at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on March 16, 2020. Photo: IANS
South African players arrive at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on March 16, 2020. Photo: IANS

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