Wednesday, 18 November 2020 22:40

 

Staff Writer.

Three South Africa players are isolating before their upcoming limited-overs series at home to England following a positive coronavirus test.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) said there was one positive from about 50 tests.

Two players have been deemed 'close contacts' while all three players, currently unnamed, are asymptomatic.

England will play three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals, all behind closed doors, with the matches beginning on 27 November.

No replacements have been named in the South Africa squad but two new players will join the group before intra-squad warm-ups over the weekend.

England's players were tested before departure and again when they arrived at their team base in Cape Town on Wednesday.

CSA said: "All three players have been placed in immediate isolation in Cape Town as part of the Covid-19 protocols. While all players are asymptomatic, CSA's medical team will monitor them to ensure their health and well-being."

South Africa tour schedule:

  • Friday, 27 November - first T20, Newlands, Cape Town (16:00 GMT)
  • Sunday 29 November - second T20, Boland Park, Paarl (12:30 GMT)
  • Tuesday 1 December - third T20, Newlands, Cape Town (16:00 GMT)
  • Friday 4 December - first ODI, Newlands, Cape Town (11:00 GMT)
  • Sunday 6 December - second ODI, Boland Park, Paarl (08:00 GMT)
  • Wednesday 9 December - third ODI, Newlands, Cape Town (11:00 GMT).