16 Dec 2013

South African sport set to resume after Mandela funeral

5:49 am on 16 December 2013

Sport in South Africa is set to resume this week following the funeral of Nelson Mandela, with the much-anticipated cricket series against India dominating a busy pre-Christmas period.

The last seven days have been a sombre period for South African sport, as much for the mourning of Mandela as for the inclement weather that has created havoc.

The European Tour golf tournament in Durban, named after Mandela, took three days to complete the first round and was eventually restricted to 54 holes because of bad weather.

The Indian cricketers' warmup match at the weekend was advanced to avoid a clash with Nelson Mandela's funeral yesterday, but it had to be called off because of heavy rain in Johannesburg.