Cricket South Africa has decided to cancel the inter-squad warm-up match against England after a second South African player tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. The other two players who came in contact with him, also isolated in Cape Town. In view of this, the board has canceled the inter-squad warm-up match to be held on Saturday.
South African Board keeping eye on the whole matter:
Cricket South Africa (CSA) did not disclose the name of the player on Friday, saying that we are in touch with the England Cricket Board and are keeping an eye on the whole matter. The board is fully capable of taking all necessary measures. The board said that the players who were called as replacements for the warm-up match would no longer join the team. At the same time, the visiting England team will take part in their warm-up match on Saturday.
England’s players tested Negative for COVID-19:
On the other hand, England’s team has reached South Africa. The players are training in a bio-bubble. All English players have tested negative for COVID-19. England has to play a series of 3 T20 and 3 one-day matches with South Africa. The first T20 match will take place on 27 November in Newlands, Cape Town.
CSA conducted coronavirus test for players before entering the bio-bubble:
According to the CSA, the corona tests of 50 people, including players, were conducted before entering the bio-bubble in Cape Town. Out of which, one player tested positive for COVID-19 then on Friday, the report of another player came back positive. At the same time, two players who came in contact with him have also been isolated under the supervision of doctors.