England’s tour of South Africa has been suspended from a one – day series following the recent Govt-19 eruption at the Team Hotel.
A team meeting for veterans and support staff was announced to depart early on Monday afternoon, and is now preparing to leave Cape Town. Their original charter flight was scheduled to take off on Thursday.
It loses open confidence in the life-saving arrangements imposed by Cricket South Africa and the cancellation of ODIs. In Newlands on Friday and in Barley on Sunday, This time five positive test results are coming out.
One of them is a South African player, two members of the England tour and two staff at the Vineyard Hotel are shared by both teams. There were also two positive cases in South Africa before the successfully staged Twenty20 series, with a 10-day gap between these and the latest eruption.
“The decision was made jointly by both boards to ensure the mental and physical health and well-being of players from both teams,” read a joint statement from Cricket South Africa and the England and Wales Cricket Board. CSA and ECP will now work together to determine when the three-match series will be part of the ICC Batting Men’s Super League, may take place in the future. ”
ECP General Manager Tom Harrison added: “We have always maintained that the interest of our players and management is paramount. We have taken it collectively. It is in the interest of the players. “
The team’s medical officer, Dr. Moise Mughal, has investigated the veracity of two positive cases in the UK and sent them for an independent analysis. Further PCR tests have been carried out by the pair, resulting in the tour being pending at the time of cancellation.
Both of these positive cases, believed to be that of a coach and a player, have been isolated in their rooms since the news was received. If confirmed, they face the possibility of a 10-day isolation period to leave South Africa.
This is a hammer blow to South Africa in terms of the revenue initially lost – it is estimated to be around 1.5 million m – and there are incoming tours of Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan, which will now certainly be questioned by those boards.
The ODI series was part of the ICC ODI Super League, which marks the qualification for the 2023 World Cup. The expectation here is that points will be shared by both sides if the series is not rescheduled one more time.