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SA vs ENG: ODI series postponed due to COVID19 positive in SA squad

The 1st ODI between South Africa and England has been postponed as one of the South African players in the squad had tested positive for coronavirus.

They haven’t revealed the name of the player and to be safe side, the match has been postponed to 6th December.

Cricket South Africa have announced revised dates for the series:

Sunday Dec 6: 1st ODI, Paarl
Monday Dec 7: 2nd ODI, Cape Town
Wednesday Dec 9: 3rd ODI, Cape Town

However, the date depends on the test results which will be taken on Friday. Depending upon the result, the fate of the series will be decided.

A CSA statement said: “This decision results from a player from the Proteas team testing positive for Covid-19 after the teams’ last round of scheduled testing performed on Thursday ahead of the ODIs.

“In the interests of the safety and well-being of both teams, match officials and all involved in the match, the acting CEO of CSA, Kugandrie Govender as well as the CEO of the ECB, Tom Harrison, have agreed to postpone the first fixture to Sunday.

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