Cricket South Africa (CSA) can confirm that 50 COVID-19 tests were performed on players and support staff prior to attending the Proteas men’s team culture camp in Skukuza from 18-22 August. The testing is in line with fulfilling the organization’s obligation and commitment to control the spread of the virus.
Two players have returned positive tests. They will unfortunately miss the camp as they have begun the isolation protocol. While both players are asymptomatic, CSA’s medical team will continue to regularly follow up with them to ensure their health and well-being.
There were no replacements made for the two players who tested positive. All those unable to attend the camp will join the proceedings virtually.
Proteas team culture camp squad:
Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin, Daryn Dupavillon, David Miller, Dean Elgar, Dwaine Pretorius, George Linde, Glenton Stuurman, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Jon-Jon Smuts, Junior Dala, Kagiso Rabada, Keegan Petersen, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Verryenne, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Pieter Malan, Pite Van Biljon, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Rudi Second, Senuran Muthusamy, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Temba Bavuma, Zubayr Hamza.
Faf du Plessis is unable to attend due to the imminent birth of his second-born child. Theunis de Bruyn has now joined the team in Skukuza.