COVID-19 in South Africa camp ahead of England series
A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in South Africa camp before their limited-overs series against England on their own home soil which is scheduled to start from November 27 this month.
Two other players have also been spotted as ‘close contact’ with that player, for which they’ve been sent to isolation immediately alongside with that coronavirus positive player. So from around 50 tests, these three cases have been found before the England series. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday (November 19).
“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.
“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.”
England will play three T20Is and three ODIs against South Africa between November 27 to December 9. The English have already arrived in South Africa for the series.