CSA confirm second India ODI go-ahead

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Cricket South Africa have confirmed that the second ODI between the Proteas and India will take place at Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday as originally scheduled, despite the passing of Nelson Mandela.

Cricket South Africa have confirmed that the second ODI between the Proteas and India will take place at Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday as originally scheduled, despite the passing of Nelson Mandela.

There was talk of the match being postponed in light of the country's first democratically elected leader's death on 5 December, but CSA and the government decided to keep the match on track, but with tributes and armbands included.

"We have taken this decision in consultation with Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA)," commented CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat.

"We will, of course, appropriately mark the passing away of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of our nation and one of the world's greatest icons."

A sports ministry spokesperson confirmed that all sporting action would continue, saying: "All South African sporting codes, including cricket, football, beach volleyball and rugby sevens, have been allowed to continue their programmes."

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