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

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the one player has returned a positive Covid-19 result after roughly 50 tests were performed on players and support staff.

The tests were done prior to the squad and officials entering the Bio-Safe Environment in Cape ahead of their upcoming tour matches against England.

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The testing is in line with fulfilling the organisation’s obligation and commitment to its duty of care to its team and to the broader public in controlling the spread of the virus. 

The tour will consist of a three T20 internationals and three One-Day Internationals at Newlands and Boland Park in Paarl.   

In addition to the player having returned a positive result, two other players were considered close contacts based on the risk assessment undertaken by the medical team.

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. 

As confirmed in a media release on Wednesday, at this stage, none of three players will be replaced for the tour, but two replacement players will be included into the squad for the purposes of the inter-squad practice matches that will be played on Saturday, November 21.

PROTEAS SQUAD

Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Faf du Plessis, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne

ENGLAND T20 SQUAD

Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood

ENGLAND ODI SQUAD

Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

ENGLAND IN SA TOUR ITINERARY

Friday, November 27, 1st T20, Newlands – 18:00

Sunday, November 29, 2nd T20, Boland Park – 14:30

Tuesday, December 1, 3rd T20, Newlands – 18:00

Friday, December 4, 1st ODI, Newlands – 13:00

Sunday, December 6, 2nd ODI, Boland Park – 10:00

Wednesday, December 9, 3rd ODI, Newlands – 13:00

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