On 12th March 2020, the ODI between India and South Africa at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) stadium had to be cancelled due to excessive rain.
The onset of the match got itself delayed due to a wet outfield an inspection was carried through to see the possibility of playing conditions.
The rain came and it refused to relent. The cut-off time for a Twenty20 International game was 6:30 PM and there was some hope of some sort of resumption after the rain had reduced to drizzle at 3:30 PM. However, the rain became steady and at 5:25 PM, the India vs South Africa match was finally called off.
Irrespective of the match there were other threats looming as well as the pandemic spread of coronavirus which had limited ticket sales, with the disease being declared a pandemic on Wednesday night, the sporting calendar in India has been thrown out of gear.
There are unconfirmed reports that the remaining ODIs in Lucknow and Kolkata, scheduled for March 15 and March 18, might be played behind closed doors and with no spectators at the venue.
In a later development, it was confirmed that the ODI in Lucknow will be played behind closed doors with no fans.