South Africa vs England 1st ODI called off due to positive coronavirus test: The first ODI between South Africa and England in Cape Town, due to be played on Friday, has been called off following a positive coronavirus test in the hosts’ camp.
The match was due to start at 4:30 PM IST. However, a member of the South Africa staff has returned a positive test for Covid-19 after the teams’ last round of scheduled testing performed on Thursday ahead of the ODIs.
Meanwhile, CSA and ECB announced that the match has now been rescheduled to December 4, Sunday.
“Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the England Cricket Board (ECB) would like to announce the postponement of the first Betway One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series to Sunday, 06 December 2020.”
“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.”
The amended tour dates are as follows:
Sunday, 06 December 2020 – 1st Betway ODI, Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl (Day Match)
Monday, 07 December 2020 – 2nd Betway ODI, Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town (Day-night Match)
Wednesday, 09 December 2020 – 3rd Betway ODI, Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town (Day-night Match)