Cricket South Africa (CSA) can confirm that two members of the Proteas team have returned positive COVID-19 results following their scheduled first round of testing ahead of the team’s entry into the Bio-Secure Environment for the Test series against Sri Lanka.
These tests, which form part of the CSA COVID-19 protocol for the tour, took place on Wednesday and Thursday.
The players will no longer form part of the Test team and will observe the COVID-19 protocols, including isolating with immediate effect. CSA’s medical team will monitor them to ensure their health and well-being.
CSA can also confirm that no other players in the currently named squad were deemed close contacts after contact tracing procedures were conducted.
The team will assemble in Pretoria to begin preparation for the tour on Saturday, 19 December.