Cape Town: The first ODI between South Africa and England (ENG VS SA) has been postponed. Previously, the T20 series was played between the two teams, in which the English side had cleared the Africa sweep and won the three-game series 3-0.
After T20, the 3-game ODI series between the two teams (ENG VS SA) was scheduled to start on December 4, with the first game to be played in Cape Town. But a player from the host team has tested positive for Corona and the game has been postponed due to the player’s report.
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In fact, the team was tested in the last round, in which the player was found to be infected with Kovid.
The decision to postpone the match was taken with the consensus of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the host Cricket South Africa (CSA) board.
The CSA said in a statement: “ The CSA and the ECB announce to postpone the first match of the ODI series to three matches until December 6, 2020 ”.
The statement said: “This decision was taken after a player for the South African team tested positive for Kovid-19. In the team’s last test on Thursday, the player was found to be infected with Kovid. From a security perspective and for the sake of improving match officials, the two teams, ACS CEO Kugandri Gavender, as well as ECB CEO Tom Harrison have decided to postpone the match to Sunday “.
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Let us know that now the first game will be played on December 6th, while the second will be played on the 7th and the third will be played on December 9th.