Proteas call off warm-up match as second player tests positive for Covid-19

Proteas celebrating a wicket

Proteas celebrating a wicket

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed second South African participant from the 24-man Proteas squad has examined constructive for coronavirus.

In a press assertion on Friday, CSA revealed that one participant returned constructive after a second obligatory spherical of Covid-19 testing on Thursday.

The Proteas kind out England behind-closed doorways in three T20s and three ODIs at Newlands and Boland Park.

The participant is remoted from the remainder of the crew and has been moved to “separate, acceptable lodging with quick impression”.

CSA’s medical and help workers will monitor the participant’s bodily accurately being and psychological well-being. 

CSA confirmed that the second participant constructive confirm consequence’s “unrelated to the primary one launched earlier this week”.

The final variety of remoted avid avid avid avid gamers now sits at 4.

CSA reiterated that they won’t launch names of affected avid avid avid avid gamers ensuing from “Dr-patient confidentiality”.  

CSA acknowledged that they’re in “shut communication with their counterparts from the England Cricket Board (ECB) to make sure full transparency and primarily most certainly most likely basically essentially the most accountable plan of motion going ahead”. 

Contained within the meantime, the ECB confirmed that they examined the squad as shortly as further and all returned unfavorable.

“Our plans proceed and the crew are making in a position to play our first intra-squad warm-up match as widespread at Newlands tomorrow,” talked about an ECB spokesperson.

The constructive case has efficiently cancelled the Proteas’ inter-squad observe match that was scheduled for Saturday, 21 November.

Cricketers Marco Marais and Stefan Tait, who was typically referred to as as pretty masses on account of the camp to help the crew of their warm-up match, have been launched and can’t be turning correct proper right into a member of the crew.

Proteas squad:

Quinton de Kock (captain, Titans), Temba Bavuma (Lions), Junior Dala (Titans), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (Lions), Beuran Hendricks (Lions), Reeza Hendricks (Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Titans), George Linde (Cape Cobras), Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), Janneman Malan (Cape Cobras), David Miller (Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Lutho Sipamla (Lions), Jon-Jon Smuts (Warriors), Glenton Stuurman (Warriors), Pite van Biljon (Knights), Rassie van der Dussen (Lions), Kyle Verreynne (Cape Cobras)

England males’s tour to South Africa:

Friday, 27 November at 18:00

1st T20I: South Africa v England, Newlands, Cape Metropolis  

Sunday, 29 November at 14:30

2nd T20I: South Africa v England, Boland Park, Paarl  

Tuesday, 01 December at 18:00

third T20I: South Africa v England, Newlands, Cape Metropolis  

Friday, four December at 13:00

1st ODI: South Africa v England, Newlands, Cape Metropolis  

Sunday, 6 December at 10:00

2nd ODI: South Africa v England, Boland Park, Paarl  

Wednesday, 09 December at 13:00

third ODI: South Africa v England, Newlands, Cape Metropolis 

– Compiled by Sport24 workers

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