England’s South Africa tour has been canceled due to Corona. The decision has been taken on Monday after the Corona cases surfaced in the camp and staff of both teams. Earlier, the first ODI to be held on December 4 was postponed until Sunday after an African player received Corona report positive. Later, the hotel staff had to cancel the first and second ODI after Corona’s case came to light.
Decision on series in future
Cricket South Africa (CSA) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have issued a statement saying that the decision has been taken keeping in mind the mental and physical health of the players. It is part of the three-match ODI series ICC Super League. The board will decide on whether this series can happen in the future.
CSA Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kungandri Govander said that the recent impact of what has happened to our players cannot be taken lightly by both boards. The decision to cancel the tour has been taken with considerable responsibility. He said that I would like to thank the ECB for its continued positive behavior. We hope to host England in the near future.
ECB CEO Tom Harrison said that I have always said that the health of players and management is the first for us. What could be the impact of what happened recently? We are concerned about this, so along with CSA, we have decided to postpone the remaining matches of the series.
2 hotel staff were found positive
Two staff at the hotel where the England team stayed stayed turned out to be Kovid-19 positive. The England players and management later conducted their RT-PCR test on Saturday evening. After this it was decided to cancel both the matches on Monday and Wednesday and then the entire tour was canceled.
The three-match ODI series was scheduled to begin from Newlands on December 4, but a player from the South African team was postponed to 6th on the 4th after a positive exit, which was later canceled. The players of South Africa had their test again on Friday, in which all the reports were negative.
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