Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that in their first round of testing three members of South Africa women’s team have tested COVID-19 positive. Currently, they are being treated and have been withdrawn from the training camp. However, their names have not been disclosed.
After an extended break due to COVID-19, the Proteas women’s cricketers are set to train from July 27 in Pretoria. CSA conducted 34 tests on the players and support staff in the first round. Of these, two players and one staff member have tested positive of the virus, having mild symptoms.
COVID-19 positive members will isolate for 10 days:
In the official statement, CSA stated that the members tested positive will have to isolate themselves for 10 days. They will not participate in the training camp. Under CSA’s COVID-19 Steering Committee protocols, they will be closely monitored to ensure their well-being.
“We can confirm that three people have tested positive. The players and support staff that have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of 10 days and will take no part in the training camp,” CSA said in a release.
“They have nil to mild symptoms as our medical team continue to closely monitor them in accordance with CSA’s COVID-19 Steering Committee protocols to ensure their well-being.
“The players’ return to train and play program will be guided by the CSA Medical Committee’s protocols,” the release stated.
South Africa preparing for England tour:
South Africa is preparing for a proposed tour of England for limited-overs matches in September. This series is part of the preparation for next year’s ICC World Cup.
Meanwhile, the squad and support staff will undergo a second round of testing in preparation for the second training camp, which gets underway from August 16.