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A South African player tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the England series

South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Waltman / Gallo Images / Getty Images)

England’s tour of South Africa is scheduled to begin on 27 November. However, exactly one week before the first game, one of the players from South Africa has tested positive for Kovid-19. They have been set aside in Cape Town, where the team is training. Notably, this is South Africa’s first assignment after the Kovid-19 break.

In addition to the player, two other players who were in close contact with the infected person have also been separated in Cape Town. However, Cricket South Africa (CSA) issued a statement on Wednesday that they are asymptomatic but doctors will continue to monitor them. All three cricketers are still unknown.

According to the Times of India, the statement said, “One player has returned a positive test result and two players were considered close contacts based on the risk assessment given by the medical team.” “All three players are in immediate isolation in Cape Town. COVID-19 Protocol. While all the players are asymptomatic, CSA’s medical team will monitor them to ensure their health and well-being. “

South Africa has decided not to replace any players. As it is a home series, the players would have been easy to change, but the CSA has not made any substitutions. However, two players will be included in the squad for the first inter-squad match before the first T20I.

The statement further stated, “At this stage, none of these players will be diverted for the tour, but two replacement players will be included in the squad for the inter-squad practice matches to be played on Saturday, November 21. . “

Big series for south africa

South Africa will face a major challenge in this series as they will be against the dominance of English. The Brits have many big players in their team and are also world champions of ODI cricket. Although South Africa has a strong unit, their teams have not been at their best in recent years.

Quinton de Kock will lead the youth team which will play 3 T20Is and many ODIs in their backyard. They will depend on their star players for a special performance if they want to win England. The trio Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada And Quinton de Kock had a wonderful season in the IPL and the team would expect them to step in for the Proteas in a similar manner.