Johannesburg: The whole South African cricket group has examined destructive for the coronavirus, permitting three one-day worldwide matches in opposition to England to begin on Sunday in Paarl, close to Cape City.
An announcement from Cricket South Africa issued on Saturday stated the final spherical of testing was carried out on Friday and that they have been “pleased to report that all the Proteas group has returned destructive outcomes”.
There had been fears that the matches, postponed to Sunday, and Monday and Wednesday in Cape City, might be referred to as off after an nameless South African participant examined constructive on Thursday regardless of remaining in a “bio bubble”.
Initially, the collection was scheduled to begin in Cape City on Friday, however the match was referred to as off simply an hour earlier than the scheduled begin after the constructive take a look at was revealed.
Two different South African gamers examined constructive forward of the Twenty20 collection between South Africa and England, which ended this week with a 3-0 victory for the vacationers.
The choice to go forward with the ODI collection was a aid to South African officers, who have been puzzled as to how a participant was contaminated with the possibly lethal virus within the ‘bubble’.
“This (constructive) take a look at shocked us as a result of we had confidence within the bio-secure atmosphere,” stated South African group physician Shuaib Manjra.
“There was some kind of breach that we investigated intimately to attempt to decide the place this occurred, by speaking to the participant and looking out on the safety digital camera footage.”
Manjra has dismissed rumors that a minimum of one South African cricketer left the lodge with out permission.
“I can categorically say that no participant might go away the lodge atmosphere,” he stated, including that safety was managed by a police colonel.
“It’s not possible to depart besides in an official automobile with an official driver.”
The 2 groups staying in the identical lodge, close to the Newlands stadium the place the 2 Cape City matches can be performed, the vacationers had expressed their concern.
“England are questioning their confidence within the biosecurity atmosphere – and rightly so. We respect this concern and have met with the English medical groups.”
As South African gamers expertise life in a ‘bubble’ for the primary time, England have welcomed groups from the West Indies, Pakistan and Australia to related environments with out anybody being contaminated.
The Paarl match can be a day match adopted by two day and evening matches in Cape City.