JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is relieved and pleased to announce that all 22 members of the South African Women’s Emerging side have now returned negative tests for Covid-19 and all the players and officials are in the process of returning to South Africa.
Initially, five players returned positive tests but, following a second test, these have turned out to be false positives and they are all now negative for Covid-19.
“It is a great relief for all of us, not least of all the players, their colleagues and their families, that all our players and officials are now clear to return home,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Pholetsi Moseki.
“The health of our players and officials is always our primary concern and we are well aware of the sacrifices that everybody is making to continue playing cricket in these difficult times.”
CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith commented: “I would like to thank the Bangladesh Cricket Board for everything they have done to keep our players and officials safe. When the possibility of positive test results emerged, they went out of their way to make sure everybody had the best assistance possible including having medical personnel resident at their hotel.”