Warm-up match cancelled after second Proteas player tests positive for COVID-19

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South Africa known as off an intra-squad warm-up match scheduled for this weekend after a second participant examined optimistic for COVID-19.

An unnamed participant and two potential shut contacts had been despatched into isolation earlier this week, and now the 24-strong coaching group has been rocked by one other optimistic check.

One other Proteas participant checks optimistic

Cricket South Africa confirmed the optimistic checks on Friday and revealed that the scheduled warm-up match wouldn’t go forward.

The Proteas haven’t performed since February of this yr though home cricket has began again up once more.

In response to a spokesperson from CSA, the second optimistic case didn’t come from anybody who had been involved with the primary.

CSA has all alongside refused to disclose the identification of the gamers who’ve returned optimistic checks.

“Cricket South Africa want to reiterate that it’ll not launch names of affected gamers due to doctor-patient confidentiality,” a press release stated.

“Group administration and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are in shut communication with their counterparts from the England Cricket Board (ECB) to make sure full transparency and essentially the most accountable plan of motion going ahead.”

All the England squad was given a clear invoice of well being following a spherical of checks performed shortly after the group arrived in South Africa.

South Africa will host England for 3 T20Is and as many ODIs within the restricted over sequence in what shall be their first worldwide task in eight months.

The matches will all be staged within the Western Cape province of South Africa with two T20Is and two ODIs happening at Newlands and one match in every format set for Boland Park.

Aggressive however sensible

The Proteas have set out their stall to play aggressively however with intelligence.

“We have now determined a method that we need to play … we need to be good and aggressive. I believe that’s the way in which that the sport goes, and we have now to maintain up with the route of the sport,” Boucher advised reporters this week. 

“The smartness can also be one thing that we’ve spoken loads about.

“It’s one factor going on the market and saying you’re going to be aggressive, however you additionally don’t need to be mavericks. You need to be good and sensible and that’s one thing we need to enhance on.

“We’ve recognized the way in which we need to play, after which it’s about figuring out gamers who can play that kind of method whereas additionally giving alternatives for guys to develop as a result of possibly their recreation plans don’t go well with that type of play.

“If we are able to begin shifting in that route – including a couple of photographs to their recreation in the event that they’re batters or some completely different deliveries for bowlers – then we’re difficult gamers and so they’ll be shifting in the proper route.”

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