England team has arrived in South Africa for their preparations for three-match T20 and ODI series, but before this limited-overs series, one South African cricketer has tested positive for COVID-19. Cricket South Africa has issued a statement stating that one player and the other two players who have come in contact with him have been placed in isolation in Cape Town by the medical team. However, all three do not have any symptoms.
However, the identity of the player who has been infected with the coronavirus has not been made public. In a statement issued by Cricket South Africa, “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. ll 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 African cricket board conducted 50 COVID-19 tests for its players:
The statement further said, “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 “. The South African Cricket Board reported that about 50 COVID-19 tests of players and support staff were conducted.
T20 series between England-South Africa will start on November 27:
The three-match T20 series between South Africa and England will start on 27 November. This match will be played in Cape Town. The second match of the series will be played in Paarl on 29 November. The last match of the T20 series is to be played on December 1 in Cape Town. The ODI series will start in Cape Town from December 4, while the second ODI is scheduled to be played in Paarl on December 6. The last ODI of the series and tour will be held on December 9 in Cape Town.