The Cricket South Africa board has confirmed that two South African players have tested positive for Covid-19. Both the players are asymptomatic the CSA confirmed and are in isolation. The CSA released the news without naming the two players. The players tested positive during the national team’s culture camp, CSA had conducted 50 tests on players and support staff overall. The camp comprised of 32 players in total and was being conducted in Skukuza from August 18 to 22.
The culture camp has been hosted on the backdrop of the increasing racial discrimination in South African cricket. The players in the camp will have workshops on the team’s identity and environment and outline performance goals.
CSA Confirmed Two Players Tested Positive For Covid-19
The CSA have confirmed that two players have tested positive in the culture camp being held. They have been isolated from the group and are being overlooked by CSA’s medical team. The players unable to attend the camp will have to join virtually.
“While both players are asymptomatic, CSA’s medical team will continue to regularly follow up with them to ensure their health and well-being,” CSA said in a release.
“There were no replacements made for the two players who tested positive. All those unable to attend the camp will join the proceedings virtually. The testing is in line with fulfilling the organization’s obligation and commitment to control the spread of the virus,” the message added.
Faf Du Plessis was unable to attend the camp due to the birth of his second son. Theunis de Bruyn, who was to initially miss the camp due to family reasons, has now joined the team in Skukuza.
Players attending the camp:
Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin, Daryn Dupavillon, David Miller, Dean Elgar, Dwaine Pretorius, George Linde, Glenton Stuurman, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Jon-Jon S, Keegan Petersen, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Verryenne, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Pieter Malan, Pite Van Biljon, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Rudi Second, Senuran Muthusamy, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Temba Bavuma, Zubayr Hamza.