Sri Lanka tour of South Africa : 2 South African players test positive before test series

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Test Series – 2 South African players test positive : Cricket South Africa (CSA) can confirm that two members of the Proteas team have returned positive COVID-19 results following their scheduled first round of testing ahead of the team’s entry into the Bio-Secure Environment for the Betway Test series against Sri Lanka.

These tests, which form part of the CSA COVID-19 protocol for the tour, took place on Wednesday and Thursday.

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The players will no longer form part of the Test team and will observe the COVID-19 protocols, including isolating with immediate effect. CSA’s medical team will monitor them to ensure their health and well-being.

CSA can also confirm that no other players in the currently named squad were deemed close contacts after contact tracing procedures were conducted.

The team will assemble in Pretoria to begin preparation for the tour on Saturday, 19 December.

Betway Test Series vs Sri Lanka

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Saturday, 26-30 December 2020 at 10:00 SAST:

1st Betway Test match (WTC) South Africa v Sri Lanka, SuperSport Park, Centurion

Sunday, 03-07 January 2021 at 10:00 SAST:

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2nd Betway Test match (WTC) South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg