• Proteas ‘symptom free’ after self-isolation

    Each player involved in the Proteas’ tour of India last month has emerged from self-quarantine free of coronavirus symptoms.

    The Proteas toured India for three ODIs in March. The series, however, was aborted as a preventative measure against the coronavirus pandemic.

    The players eventually returned to South Africa and were advised self-quarantine for 14 days. That period ended this week.

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    ‘During this period, we continued to monitor the players for symptoms and signs of the disease,’ said Cricket South Africa chief medical officer Shuaib Manjra.

    ‘Thankfully, all the players were symptom free and those who opted perform the test returned negative results.

    ‘We this consider all the players out of the quarantine period, but they remain under government directives during the lockdown period.’

    The Proteas are scheduled to tour Sri Lanka for three ODIs and as many T20Is in June. Whether the series goes ahead remains in the balance.

    ‘They will continue to maintain their fitness regimes within the confines of their homes,’ added Manjra.

    Spinner George Linde, presumably, will be selected for the tour of Sri Lanka. He has been capped at Test level and was named in the ODI squad for the series against India.

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