South Africa Rugby has announced that they are unlikely to make any immediate change to the fixtures of the British and Irish Lions series amid the coronavirus crisis.
Earlier, a report in The Mirror indicated that following the financial crisis caused by the outbreak of Covid-19, the Lions tour of South Africa which is scheduled to take place next year might be postponed or cancelled to help the England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales host fixtures in July.
Also the series which is set to take place on 3rd July clashes with the Tokyo Olympics which has been postponed next year but SA Rugby has confirmed that they have no plans of rescheduling the games.
“While we continue to look forward to an incredible Test series and tour against the British & Irish Lions in 2021, and there are no planned changes, it would be remiss of us not to explore various scenarios for a possible date change caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” SA Rugby said in a statement on Monday.
The three games will take place on 24th July, 31st July and 7th August with FNB Stadium, Cape Town Stadium and Ellis Park Stadium being the venues while the Lions will also lock horns with Stormers, Sharks, Bulls, South Africa Invitational and South Africa A sides in the tour matches.