Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that one player in the Proteas squad has tested positive for Covid-19 before the team entered the bio-safe environment for the upcoming series against England in Cape Town.

That player, along with two others that were considered close contacts based on risk assessment undertaken by the medical team, has been placed in immediate isolation as part of Covid-19 protocols.

Currently, the players are all asymptomatic but the CSA medical team will continue to monitor them over the coming days.

CSA has confirmed that at this point in time, none of the players will be withdrawn from the squad.

Two replacement players however, will be called up for inter-squad practice matches to be played on Saturday.

The Proteas face England in three T20 internationals and three ODIs in the first international cricket matches in South Africa since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

England men’s tour to South Africa:

Tuesday, 01 December at 18:00 3rd T20I: South Africa v England, Newlands, Cape Town

Wednesday, 09 December at 13:00 3rd ODI: South Africa v England, Newlands, Cape Town

– Compiled by Sport24 staff

Source: News24

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