CSA released a statement on Friday, confirming the news of their squad player getting tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. While the name of the player has not been released for medical confidentiality, the player has been isolated and is being taken care of in the facility. The management has also been making attempt to keep the player’s mental health in good space while these times.
While two other players were also tested positive earlier in the week, now another name has been added to that list. The South African team was supposed to play the inter squad matches starting Saturday, which have now been postponed. Marco Marais and Stefan Tait were called up to the squad after the first positive reports emerged in the team.
CSA added in their official statement that they have informed the ECB and they are keeping complete transparency. The English squad has been tested negative and they are supposed to play their first practice match on Saturday. The tour will start on 27th November with the T20 series being played first followed by the One Day Internationals. All the matches will be played in Newlands and Paarl.