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1st ODI Between England And South Africa Postponed After COVID-19 Case In South African Camp

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted another cricketing affair as the 1st ODI between South Africa and England was postponed following a player from the Proteas camp tested positive for the disease in South Africa. Keeping in mindthe interest of the players and support staff the decision was taken to postpone the 1st ODI to a later date. Cricket South Africa (CSA) affirmed the news on Twitter and reported that a player from their camp has tested positive.

This is not the first time that COVID-19 has affected the series between England and South Africa. Previously two such cases were found but that didn’t hamper the progress of the T20 series as the three-match T20 series went ahead without any hindrances where England whitewashed South Africa.

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1st ODI between England and South Africa Postponed

According to CSA, the third player was discovered to be COVID-19 positive when the players were tested prior to the 1st ODI between the two sides. The cricket board confirmed on Twitter that a player has been tested positive because of which why for the safety of other members in the side the two cricket boards have jointly decided to postpone the first ODI.

According to the refreshed timetable, the first ODI will be played on December 6 while the following 50-over game will be played on the 7th December after which the third ODI will happen on 9th December.

However, the name of the player who has tested positive hasn’t been disclosed by the Proteas Cricket Board just like the previous two cases. In the recently concluded T20 series The Eoin Morgan led side pursued down focuses in all the three T20Is to enlist a decisive victory win.

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