Proteas player tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of England Series

South Africa vs England One More South Africa Cricketer Tests COVID-19 Positive

England and South Africa are slated to lock horns in three ODIs and three T20Is

Earlier, an unnamed South African player tested positive for Covid-19 when the South Africans assembled Wednesday.

Both the European Central Bank and cash-strapped CSA are desperate for the tour to succeed, but England could yet fly home before the first of six white-ball internationals next Friday if Covid tests next week produce more positive results. They will likely be in isolation for 10-14 days, meaning they could miss the start of the series on 27 November. The player has now been isolated from the rest of the team and has been moved to separate, appropriate accommodation with immediate effect.

All three players are asymptotic but are being closely monitored.

The three players who have been isolated are showing no symptoms of COVID-19, CSA said. The latest positive came in a second round of testing of the South African squad and officials. With the warm-up game scheduled on Saturday cancelled, Marco Marais and Stefan Tait‚ who were called up to assist the team for the practice match will no longer be joining the squad. The visitors will play their practice match in Newlands on Saturday.

The England and South Africa squads will stay in the same hotel in Cape Town in a controlled environment throughout the series.

The tour, arranged on short notice after the virus badly affected global cricket, is England's first trip overseas during the pandemic.

All six matches will be in Cape Town and the nearby city of Paarl to limit travel for players and officials in a country which has the highest number of confirmed virus cases in Africa at more than 750,000. No spectators will be allowed to attend any of the games.

But South Africa are now in a battle to stop the virus spreading through their playing staff with less than a week to go before the start of their Twenty20 series with England next Friday.

He scored 454 runs for RCB this year, and was one of the most consistent batsmen for the team once again.

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