Six members tested COVID-19 positive ahead of South Africa’s 3T Cricket match

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) revealed that six people had been tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the 3 Team match that will be taking place on Saturday, July 18.


However, CSA has not disclosed the identity of infected patients.

“Cricket South Africa can confirm that approximately 50 Covid-19 PCR tests were performed on players, coaches, support and venue staff during the period of 10 to July 13 at various venues across the country, in preparation for the 3 Team Cricket match that will be taking place on Saturday, July 18 2020,” CSA said in a statement.


“Six positive results were returned but none among any of the participating players. They have been managed by the CSA Medical team according to the current Department of Health & National Institute for Communicable Diseases guidelines.”

The Solidarity Cup will mark the resumption of cricket in South Africa.

The format of the tournament is quite inventive where three teams each with eight players will lock their horns simultaneously in a single match.


Former South African skipper AB de Villiers will be leading a team called The Eagles while Quinton de Kock will be captaining The Kites.

Heinrich Klaasen is tasked to captain The Kingfishers in the absence of Kagiso Rabada, who will miss the game due to the death of his family member.

This is a charity match, and the funds generated will be used to help those frontline workers who have endured a lot of hardships in the past few weeks due to the ongoing pandemic.


Squads:

Kingfishers:

Heinrich Klaasen (c), Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klaasen, Glenton Stuurman


Kites:

Quinton de Kock (c), David Miller, Temba Bavuma, Anrich Nortje, Dwayne Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, JJ Smuts, Lutho Sipamla

Eagles: AB de Villiers (c), Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rassie van der Dussen, Junior Dala, Kyle Verreynne, Sisanda Magala


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