England vs South Africa ODI series going ahead – Entire South Africa team test negative : England’s one-day series against South Africa will go ahead after the home side’s latest round of coronavirus tests came back negative.
The first ODI was postponed barely an hour before play was due to start at Newlands on Friday following a positive test in the Proteas camp and any further cases would have likely led to the tour’s abrupt end.
But Cricket South Africa announced on Saturday morning that the emergency screening which took place at the shared team hotel in Cape Town had shown no spread of the virus in their camp. The series opener will now take place on Sunday in Paarl, before a double header back at Newlands on Monday and Wednesday.
England vs South Africa series was in jeopardy after 1 postive case in South African camp
After 1 SA cricketer were declared Covid-19 positive on Thursday, not only 1st ODI scheduled was cancelled but also their was a question mark on the entire series. After the positive test, England players were really scared and were reluctant to continue the tour. Earlier two players from the home team David Miller and Andile Phehlukwayo had tested positive before the Twenty20 series in the South African camp.
‘Clearly there was a cause for concern,‘ admitted South Africa team doctor Shuaib Manjra yesterday.
But now with the entire South African testing negative series will go ahead as declared on Friday.
Cricket South Africa via a release already has declared that tour dates have been amended with postponed 1st ODI now scheduled for Sunday 6th December, 2nd ODI on 7th Dec and 3rd and Final ODI will be played on 9th December.