South African Cricketer Tested COVID19 Positive Ahead of England tour

Cricket South Africa(CSA)
Cricket South Africa(CSA)

Ahead of the limited-overs series against England starting November 27 one South African cricketer has tested positive for Covid19. The player along with two more who came in close contact with him has isolated.

South African cricketer tested COVID19 positive

All three South African cricketers, whose names remain undisclosed, are asymptomatic and are being monitored by the Cricket South Africa medical team, CSA said in a statement.

“One player has returned a positive test result and two players were considered close contacts based on the risk assessment undertaken by the medical team,” the statement said. “All three players have been placed in immediate isolation in Cape Town as part of the COVID-19 protocols. While all players are asymptomatic, CSA’s medical team will monitor them to ensure their health and well-being.

South Africa cricketers
South Africa cricketers

“At this stage, none of these players will be replaced for the tour, but two replacement players will be included into the squad for the purposes of the inter-squad practice matches that will be played on Saturday, 21 November.”

Approximately 50 tests were carried out on SA’s players and support staff before entering the bio-secure bubble in Cape Town. Which will host the first T20I. The T20Is will be followed by three ODIs with Newlands and Boland Park in Paarl hosting all six matches. Meanwhile, everyone from the England team which arrived in South Africa have tested negative.

South Africa vs England Schedule

T20I Schedule

Date Match Details Venue Time IST
Nov 27, Fri 1st T20I Newlands, Cape Town 04:00 PM GMT 9:30 PM
Nov 29, Sun 2nd T20I Boland Park, Paarl 12:30 PM GMT 6:00 PM
Dec 01, Tue 3rd T20I Newlands, Cape Town 04:00 PM GMT 9:30 PM

ODI Schedule

Date Match Details Venue Time IST
Dec 04, Fri 1st ODI Newlands, Cape Town 11:00 AM GMT 4:30 PM
Dec 06, Sun 2nd ODI Boland Park, Paarl 08:00 AM GMT 1:30 PM
Dec 09, Wed 3rd ODI Newlands, Cape Town 11:00 AM GMT 4:30 PM


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