The Proteas are sitting dangerously in 11th spot on the ODI Super League standings, where only the top seven teams, apart from hosts India, qualify directly for the 10-team tournament.
“CSA is always keen on honouring its bilateral commitments. While CSA is committed to honouring its fixtures in respect of the Future Tours Programme (FTP), there will sometimes be unforeseen circumstances that would negate this resolve,” said CSA CEO Pholetsi Mosek.
“In the case of the Australia tour, CSA reached out to its counterpart months ago to reschedule the tour to mutually agreeable dates and CSA offered four options to that effect.
“Unfortunately, and to our disappointment, none were acceptable to Cricket Australia. CSA has agreed the ICC award Australia the competition points.