South Africa v England: ODI series to start on Sunday after negative coronavirus tests

South Africa v England: ODI series to start on Sunday after negative coronavirus tests




The pitch at Newlands
England and South Africa have been due to start their three-match ODI sequence on Friday

England’s one-day worldwide sequence in opposition to South Africa will start on Sunday after the hosts’ gamers examined unfavourable for coronavirus.

The gamers have been examined once more on Friday night after the match was cancelled and returned unfavourable outcomes.

The sequence opener will happen in Paarl from 08:00 GMT on Sunday.

The final two games are in Cape Town on Monday and Wednesday.

Your complete Proteas crew has returned unfavourable outcomes from the Covid-19 assessments that have been performed last night in Cape City,” a Cricket South Africa assertion learn.

That is the primary England match to be postponed due to a constructive case for the reason that the outbreak of the pandemic.

Two unnamed South Africa gamers tested positive earlier than the Twenty20 leg of the tour final month, forcing the cancellation of a Proteas intra-squad to apply to sport.

South Africa haven’t named the participant who examined constructively and so they have no idea how he contracted the virus.

The gamers have been examined after the three-match T20 sequence, which England gained 3-0.

There have been no followers at any of the matches and the groups have been residing in separate, bio-secure areas of lodges close to the grounds.

England managed to finish a full revised dwelling schedule this summer season, with no dwelling or opposition gamers testing constructive, though England tempo bowler Jofra Archer missed the second West Indies Test in July after breaching bio-secure protocols.

In England’s summer season sequence in opposition to West Indies, Eire, Australia and Pakistan, the squads stayed in on-site lodges at Emirates Previous Trafford and the Ageas Bowl, however, no such amenities can be found on the South Africa venues.

Gamers and resort workers have been examined‘ – response

BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on BBC Radio 5 Stay: “There was a take a look at on Friday evening for the South Africa squad and the resort workers the place they’re staying.

We all know England have been sad with the protocols. They felt there had been some breaches throughout the T20 sequence, the place they’re all staying in the identical resort, though they don’t combine.

“The lengthy and the wanting it’s there have been no new instances and none amongst the workers, so the sequence will be capable of start.


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