The sources from Cricket South Africa stated in a media release that one more South-African player has tested positive for COVID-19. This news was come on board on 20th November 2020 (Friday). The board has not disclosed the name of the player who had tested positive of COVID-19 just for the preservation of confidentiality. The player has been quarantined and been isolated from the rest of the squad members. The remaining players are under practice procedure for the upcoming limited-over series against England. It is said that the team’s support staff and the medical team will examine and monitor the player’s condition thoroughly for better enhancement of the health condition. This daily update will make sure his mental well-being and physical attribute towards health.
The practice match of South Africa against England was scheduled as dated on November 21st 2020 that is from Saturday, but eventually due to unexpected circumstances the matches has been called off which is confirmed by Cricket South Africa. The team management members like Stefan Tait and Marco Marais are given responsibility to aid the team for the preparation of the practice match after the declaration of results of first COVID-19 testing which was on Monday, eventually being cancelled.
“Team management and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are in close communication with their counterparts from the England Cricket Board (ECB) to ensure full transparency and the most responsible plan of action going forward,” quoted in a media release by the Cricket South Africa.
England squad has been tested negative for COVID-19 results yet, so they can practice without any obstructions. Their practice game is scheduled to be played on Saturday before the commencement of the T20Is series of three matches which will be conducted from 27th November 2020. T20Is series will be followed by three ODIs. All the matches of the series will be played between Paarl and Newlands.