SA vs ENG 1st ODI Postponed further due to two England's player tested COVID-19 positive

COVID crises deepen in South Africa as the opening match has been postponed further after the two members of the England team have confirmed positive tests for COVID-19. This is concerning indeed for the rest of the two ODIs.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 06, 2020 15:44 IST
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Postponed further due to two England's player tested COVID-19 positive
SA vs ENG 1st ODI has been postponed

SA vs ENG 1st ODI Postpones: The fate of the remainder of the South Africa-England ODI series hangs in balance as the opening match has been postponed further after the two members of the England team have confirmed positive tests for COVID-19. It seems to be a minimum chance of getting any more cricket at all on this England tour of Australia. Thus, the second Betway One-Day International will be played on Monday and the final on Wednesday. Now, Both teams are back in the air bubble. England clinched the T20I series by 3-0.

It's turning out to be a sad end to what promised to be an exciting bilateral series. However, A decision on the remaining SA vs ENG one-day international will be taken after the test results are ratified independently by medical experts. There is cricket happening - India vs Australia in Sydney, switch tabs and follow the live-action, click here

Earlier, the three-match ODI series opening match which was due to begin in Cape Town on Friday was postponed when it emerged that a player from the home side tested COVID-19 positive. The game was moved further to Sunday but now it has been called off in Paarl.

"CSA is doing everything in our power to ensure that our top priority, which is the health, safety, and welfare of players, support staff, and all involved in this series is safeguarded. With that in mind, we have made the joint decision to cancel today's match," said Graeme Smith, CSA Director of Cricket.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) have agreed to postponed  "A decision on the remaining matches in the series will be taken once the results of the tests are ratified independently by medical experts," CSA maintained.