England tour: Three South African cricket players tests positive

After one tests Covid positive, three unnamed South African cricketers quarantine themselves.

BY-RUCHA LIMAYE

SOURCE: CRICKET LOUNGE

NOVEMBER 19

Cape Town: Three players of the South African men’s cricket team have isolated after one of them tested Covid positive. As heading to the upcoming limited-overs series against England. 

The player and two others considered to have close contacts with South African team’s medical staff have all been placed in isolation in Cape Town. “Though all are found asymptomatic, doctors will continue to observe them, South Africa’s cricket team stated. 

The players won’t be replaced in the squad for the series but two players have been called up for the inter-squad practice match on Saturday.

“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 reported. “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.


The Proteas are preparing for a three ODI and three T20I series against England in Cape Town, where approximately 50 Covid-19 tests were conducted prior to them entering a bio-secure environment.

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SOURCE: THE TIMES OF INDIA, ESPN