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ENG vs SA: One South African player corona infected, three isolates

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Prior to the limited overs series against England, three players of the South Africa men’s cricket team have been placed on isolation as one of them has been found to be Kovid-19 positive. The Cricket Board of South Africa (CSA) has confirmed this.

The CSA, however, has not revealed the names of the three players. CSA said that before the limited-overs series starting on November 27, around 50 Kovid-19 tests were conducted before placing players and support staff in a biologically safe environment (Bio-Secure).

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CSA said in the statement, “The result of one player’s test report 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 Kovid-19 rules, all three players were immediately sent to isolation in Cape Town.” The three players do not have symptoms 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. “At this time, these players have not been selected for the tour but two players will join the team for the inter-team practice match to be held on November 21,” he said.

England team has started preparations by reaching South Africa. The team will play a practice match here on Saturday. After this, a three-match T20 series will start from November 27, then a 3-match ODI series will be played from December 4 to December 9.


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