A player from South Africa infected with a virus
Cape Town, 19 November |
Prior to the limited-overs series against England, three players of the South Africa men’s cricket team have been placed on seclusion as one of them has been found to be Covid-19 positive. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed this.
The CSA, however, has not revealed the names of the three players.
The CSA said that before the limited-overs series starting on November 27, around 50 Covid-19 RTPCI trials were conducted before the players and support staff were put in a biologically safe environment.
CSA said in the statement, ‘‘The result of one player has come positive and after the medical team conducted a risk assessment it was found that two players were in close contact with him.’’
It added, ‘‘Under the Covid-19 rules, the three players were immediately sent to isolation in Cape Town. Symptoms are not visible among the three players and CSA’s medical team will monitor their health.’’
Alternate players have not been announced for the three T20 Internationals and the three ODI series but the board has said that two new players will join the team ahead of the weekend inter-team practice match.
“These players have not been selected for the tour at this time but two players will join the team for the inter-team practice match to be held on November 21,” he said.
The England team has started preparations by reaching South Africa. The team will play a practice match here on Saturday.