Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday confirmed that another player who is a part of the England series has tested positive for COVID-19. The board released a statement stating that the name of the player wouldn’t be disclosed in order to preserve confidentiality.
However the player has already been separated from the rest of the squad and serving isolation until he recovers completely. He may not partake in the white-ball series against England starting November 27 i.e., Friday.
The medical team will constantly monitor the player and his well being until he tests negative and clears to play in the series.
“Team management and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are in close communication with their counterparts from the England Cricket Board (ECB) to ensure full transparency and the most responsible plan of action going forward,” CSA stated in a media release.
Due to second case emerging within the contingent, the inter-squad training session has been called off originally slated to take place on November 21.
CSA has even released Marco Marais and Stefan Tait who were called in for the series to help the players in practice sessions.
England contingent has so far tested negative is scheduled to play one warmup match on November 21 (Saturday).
The first of the three-match T20I series will start from November 27, followed by the ODI series in December. The entire series will take place in Newlands and Paarl under bio-secure environment.