CSA: Two players have returned positive tests

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Cricket South Africa have confirmed two players tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of this month’s team camp in Skukuza.

CSA did not disclose the names of the players.

“Cricket South Africa can confirm that 50 Covid-19 tests were performed on players and support staff prior to attending the Proteas men’s team culture camp,”, read Thursday’s statement from CSA.

“The testing is in line with fulfilling the organisation’s obligation and commitment to control the spread of the virus.

Two players have returned positive tests. They will, unfortunately, miss the camp as they have started the isolation protocol. While both players are asymptomatic, CSA’s medical team will continue to regularly follow up with them to ensure their health and wellbeing.

“There were no replacements made for the two players who tested positive. All those unable to attend the camp will join the proceedings virtually.”

Former Proteas captain Faf du Plessis, who is expecting the birth of a second child, is not involved in the camp. Batsman Theunis de Bruyn has since joined.

Seamers Sisanda Magala and Glenton Stuurman, wicketkeeper-batsman Rudi Second and batsman Keegan Petersen – who have not been capped at international level – are part of the camp.

Original 32-man team camp squad

  1. Aiden Markram
  2. Andile Phehlukwayo
  3. Anrich Nortje
  4. Beuran Hendricks
  5. Bjorn Fortuin
  6. Daryn Dupavillon
  7. David Miller
  8. Dean Elgar
  9. Dwaine Pretorius
  10. George Linde
  11. Glenton Stuurman
  12. Heinrich Klaasen
  13. Janneman Malan
  14. Jon-Jon Smuts
  15. Junior Dala
  16. Kagiso Rabada
  17. Keegan Petersen
  18. Keshav Maharaj
  19. Kyle Verryenne
  20. Lungi Ngidi
  21. Lutho Sipamla
  22. Pieter Malan
  23. Pite van Biljon
  24. Quinton de Kock
  25. Rassie van der Dussen
  26. Reeza Hendricks
  27. Rudi Second
  28. Senuran Muthusamy
  29. Sisanda Magala
  30. Tabraiz Shamsi
  31. Temba Bavuma
  32. Zubayr Hamza

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