A South African participant has examined optimistic for Covid-19 forward of the upcoming limited-overs sequence in opposition to England.
The participant and two others thought-about to be shut contacts by South African staff medical workers have all been positioned in isolation in Cape City. All are asymptomatic however docs will proceed to watch them, Cricket South Africa stated in a press release on Wednesday.
CSA stated about 50 exams have been carried out on gamers and assist workers earlier than coming into their biosecure base in Cape City forward of back-to-back sequence in opposition to England, on account of begin on November 27 with the primary of three T20Is, adopted by three ODIs. All matches will likely be performed between Newlands and Paarl.
“One participant has returned a optimistic take a look at consequence and two gamers have been thought-about shut contacts primarily based on the danger evaluation undertaken by the medical staff,” the assertion stated. “All three gamers have been positioned in quick isolation in Cape City as a part of the COVID-19 protocols. Whereas all gamers are asymptomatic, CSA’s medical staff will monitor them to make sure their well being and well-being.
“At this stage, none of those gamers will likely be changed for the tour, however two substitute gamers will likely be included into the squad for the needs of the inter-squad apply matches that will likely be performed on Saturday, 21 November.”
England’s squad have arrived in South Africa to start their preparations and can play a 50-over warm-up on Saturday in Cape City.