Good news coming out of the South African camp after the postponement of the First ODI

The first ODI between South Africa and England will be played on Sunday now.  This postponement was forced due to a positive case been found in the South African camp on their mandatory tests a few hours before the match. The South African management in their official statement revealed that all the players and the members from their squad have been tested negative in their Saturday test results. The first ODI is given a green signal and to be played on Sunday.

The South African team has been suffering with positive cases coming out of their team. Before the tour began, 2 players were tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The names weren’t made public by the CSA as per the medical rules. Due to these reasons, the English player’s were considering of withdrawing from the tour. If another case would have been confirmed in the camp, this tour would’ve been called off.


England has already won the T20 series, thrashing the hosts 3-0 and the ODI’S were supposed to begin from Friday, 04 December. ECB have confirmed that none of their players or members have been tested positive since the  tour began. The players and management have been in the same hotel but in different areas.

CSA have said that there has been no breach in protocol by any players or any members of the team. The official enquiry has been stopped by the CSA on this case.

The first ODI will be played on Sunday as the hosts will be looking to redeem themselves in the series.