On Wednesday, Cricket Australia said it had asked authorities about the COVID-19 vaccinations timeline as part of its preparations for the South Africa tour, in the midst of debate over whether priority access should be provided to athletes in the rollout.
On Wednesday, Australia announced a squad for the three-Test tour that is scheduled to start later next month, although venues and dates have yet to be confirmed.
South Africa has reported more than 1.4 million Coronavirus cases and 41,000 deaths, out of over 3.4 million cases and 86,000 deaths in Africa.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the Australian government for use on Monday and its vaccine rollout will begin in February.
Ben Oliver, Cricket Australia executive told the media during a video call that they are obviously seeking some clarification on the vaccine timeline in Australia, just to understand how that would overlay with the tours. He clarified that the priority is making sure their group can go on tour and return back to Australia safely, and they are doing everything they can around that.