Revealed: August 20, 2020 3:09:54 pm
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 stated on Thursday.
Cricket South Africa (CSA), although, didn’t disclose the names of the 2 gamers, based on ‘ESPNCricinfo’.
CSA had carried out 50 exams on gamers and assist employees earlier than the crew’s tradition camp in Skukuza from August 18 to 22. The camp, focussing on the crew’s “id, surroundings and efficiency objectives”, options 32 gamers.
“The testing is in step with fulfilling the organisation’s obligation and dedication to manage the unfold of the virus,” the CSA stated in a press launch.
“There have been no replacements made for the 2 gamers who examined optimistic. All these unable to attend the camp will be part of the proceedings just about.”
The 2 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.
Whereas some like former pacer Makhaya Ntini favoured a more outspoken method by narrating their experiences, a couple 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 among the prime athletes, together with cricketers, and sporting organisations on the planet searching for to finish racial discrimination.
CSA had carried out COVID-19 exams earlier than the coaching camp for South Africa girls’s crew in July, when three members and assist employees had examined optimistic.
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