2 Protea Players test Positive for Covid-19


Ntombekhaya Zibi

Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed that two of their players tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday.

This came after 50 COVID-19 tests were conducted on players and support staff before attending the Proteas high-performance men’s team culture camp in Skukuza from 18 to 22 August.

The testing was in line with fulfilling the organisation’s obligation and commitment to control the spread of the virus. The duo, who are asymptomatic, will miss the camp as they have begun the isolation protocol.

CSA’s medical team will continue to regularly follow up with them to ensure their health and well-being.

There were no replacements called up for the camp after the positive tests, and all those unable to attend would join the proceedings virtually. Faf du Plessis is unable to attend as his wife is due to give birth to his second-born child. Theunis de Bruyn has now joined the team in Skukuza to replace him.

The culture camp was announced in the wake of numerous claims by former Protea players of racism by national selectors and the likes of former captains Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers.

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