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Two South Africa men players test positive for Covid-19

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday confirmed, that two South Africa men’s team players have tested positive for Covid-19.

The CSA culture organized a cultural camp amid increasing racial polarisation in South African cricket. The board took this initiative to support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

However, the board has not disclosed the names of the players. Upon testing positive for coronavirus, the players will now miss the camp organised by CSA as they have started isolation protocol.

A total of 50 tests were steered on players and support staff overall and they were passed out early the men’s team culture camp containing 32 players in Skukuza from August 18 to 22.

CSA in an official release said, “The testing is in line with fulfilling the organisation’s obligation and commitment to control the spread of the virus. There were no replacements made for the two players who tested positive. All those unable to attend the camp will join the proceedings virtually.”

Faf du Plessis was unable to join the camp arranged by CSA due to the impending birth of his second child.

The following players are taking part in the CSA camp — Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin, Daryn Dupavillon, David Miller, Dean Elgar, Dwaine Pretorius, George Linde, Glenton Stuurman, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Jon-Jon Smuts, Junior Dala, Kagiso Rabada, Keegan Petersen, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Verryenne, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Pieter Malan, Pite Van Biljon, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Rudi Second, Senuran Muthusamy, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Temba Bavuma, Zubayr Hamza.

All players are to have a workshop around the team’s identity and environment and they are anticipated to outline performance goals.

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