India captain Virat Kohli with South Africa skipper Quinton de Kock (R).
India captain Virat Kohli with South Africa skipper Quinton de Kock (R).

Coronavirus scare will have some impact on the upcoming ODI match between India and South Africa, said Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) director Sanjay Sharma on Tuesday. "In India, things are in control but there is a bit of scare because of the impact that coronavirus has had globally. There will be a bit of impact on the match due to coronavirus and also because the match is not on the weekend," Sharma said.

South African team arrived at Kangra Airport and most members of the Indian side also reached Dharamshala, the venue of the match.

Latest Coronavirus updates in India:  India-SA ODI match likely to have impact

However, Sharma said Indian skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri will arrive later in the afternoon. South Africa are touring India for a three-match ODI series, starting from March 12 at Dharamshala. Sharma said that almost 12,000 tickets have been sold out and they will follow all the guidelines that came from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare regarding the virus.

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