Former Proteas captain Faf du Plessis backs double quarantine to salvage T20 World Cup
South Africa's cricket player Faf du Plessis wearing a facemask amid concerns over the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, arrives at a hotel in Kolkata on March 16, 2020.
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Former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis said quarantining players for two weeks before and after the 2020 Twenty20 Cricket World Cup could allow it to take place in Australia this year despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The tournament is due to be played between October and November but there is uncertainty after the cancellation of other major sporting events.
Some countries have also grounded international flights.
"I read that travelling is going to be an issue for lots of countries," du Plessis said during a live conversation on Facebook with Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal late Wednesday.The Covid-19 pandemic claims another international series scalpThe Covid-19 pandemic has claimed another international series scalp in the form of the Women’s ODI series between South Africa and the West Indies.Sport1 hour ago
"Obviously Australia is not affected like other countries, but to get people from Bangladesh, South Africa or India where there is more danger with the virus, obviously it's a health risk to them.
"But you can actually go in before the tournament (for) two weeks' isolation and then play the tournament and afterwards, two weeks' isolation."
The game's governing body, the International Cricket Council, on Tuesday postponed qualifiers for next year's Women's Cricket World Cup and the 2022 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
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The International Cricket Council said in April that planning for the Twenty20 World Cup was still going ahead as scheduled.
Du Plessis also spoke about his team's heartbreaking loss to New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup semi-final.
"I've never been that much broken about a cricket match," he said.
"That game specifically I have never seen so many grown men absolutely broken. Like half the team was crying and you know South Africans, we act like we are hard guys."
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