Johannesburg, August 20
Two gamers of the South African males’s cricket crew have examined optimistic for COVID-19 and can miss a specially-arranged tradition camp, the nation’s cricket board mentioned on Thursday.
Cricket South Africa (CSA), although, didn’t disclose the names of the 2 gamers.
The CSA had carried out 50 checks on gamers and assist workers earlier than the crew’s tradition camp in Skukuza from August 18 to 22.
The camp, focussing on the crew’s “identity, environment and performance goals”, options 32 gamers.
“The testing is in line with fulfilling the organisation’s obligation and commitment to control the spread of the virus,” the CSA mentioned in a press launch.
“There were no replacements made for the two players who tested positive. All those unable to attend the camp will join the proceedings virtually.”
The two gamers will miss the camp as they’ve despatched into isolation as per the protocols.
The tradition camp was organised amid growing racial polarisation in South African cricket, which, as soon as once more, got here to the fore within the wake of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) motion.
While some like former pacer Makhaya Ntini favoured a extra outspoken method by narrating their experiences, a number of others downplayed racism in South African cricket.
The BLM motion gained worldwide traction after an African-American George Floyd was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, USA earlier this 12 months.
It has discovered assist from a few of the high athletes, together with cricketers, and sporting organisations on this planet searching for to finish racial discrimination.
CSA had carried out COVID-19 checks earlier than the coaching camp for South Africa girls’s crew in July, when three members and assist workers had examined optimistic. PTI