England’s ODI series against South Africa will GO AHEAD starting on Sunday after entire Proteas team test negative for coronavirus… amid fears that bio-secure bubble had been breached due to three previous positive cases
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.
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England’s one-day international series against South Africa will now begin on Sunday
The first ODI, scheduled for Newlands on Friday, was abandoned after a South Africa player tested positive for coronavirus
The big screens at Newlands announce the postponement of Friday’s first one-day match