Two of the South African men’s cricketers are tested positive for coronavirus.
The tests were carried out before the men’s team culture camp comprising 32 players in Skukuza from August 18 to 22. The two players who tested positive will miss the camp as they have begun isolation protocol.
However, there is no replacement announced for the players and they will be joining the camp via onli e.
The culture camp was announced right after the South African Board’s decision to stand with Lungi Ngidi regarding the racial discrimination.
Ngidi spoke about racial discrimination and asked South African board to take a stand during the Black Lives Matter movement. Several players came in support of Ngidi while players like Ntini shared their story.
The culture camp was then announced. Faf Du Plessis pulled out of the camp due to personal reasons.
Following players are part of the camp:
Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin, Daryn Dupavillon, David Miller, Dean Elgar, Dwaine Pretorius, George Linde, Glenton Stuurman, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Jon-Jon Smuts, Junior Dala, Kagiso Rabada, Keegan Petersen, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Verryenne, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Pieter Malan, Pite Van Biljon, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Rudi Second, Senuran Muthusamy, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Temba Bavuma, Zubayr Hamza.
Earlier, the similar tests were taken for women’s cricketers along with the staffs. Three of them were found COVID19 positive and were asked to isolate immediately.