South Africa confirm two positive Covid-19 cases before Sri Lanka series
South Africa have confirmed two unnamed players have tested positive for Covid-19 before their two-match Test series against Sri Lanka that starts in Pretoria on Boxing Day , forcing the call-up of a trio of players as replacements. The positive tests were announced on Friday, each day before the team is thanks to enter a bio-bubble on the Highveld and follows variety of cases in domestic cricket that have sparked alarm. “The players will not form a part of the Test team and can observe the Covid-19 protocols, including isolating with immediate effect,” Cricket South Africa said during a statement. “CSA also can confirm that no other players within the currently named squad were deemed close contacts after contact tracing procedures were conducted.”
South Africa have confirmed two unnamed players have tested positive for Covid-19
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The selectors have added uncapped batsman Raynard van Tonder, seamer Lutho Sipamla and all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius to the squad. Former
The positive tests are more Covid woe for the country’s cricket team after England postponed a One-Day International series earlier this month over concerns around their bio-secure environment.
Sri Lanka have already expressed some nervousness over the tour as they host England