ENGLAND’S tour of South Africa has been AXED attributable to an outbreak of coronavirus in each groups.
The primary ODI, initially scheduled for Friday, was deserted after optimistic coronavirus assessments from two members of workers on the vacationers’ lodge.
England’s tour of South Africa has been cancelled attributable to coronavirusCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
The re-arranged match was then cancelled half-hour earlier than the beginning after an unnamed South African participant returned a optimistic consequence.
England then noticed ‘two unconfirmed optimistic check outcomes’ in their very own squad, with Monday’s second ODI additionally known as off.
All the squad had been pressured to self-isolate, earlier than the foundations had been relaxed to permit all however the two stars to have returned optimistic outcomes to roam the lodge.
However now your entire tour HAS been cancelled on medical grounds.
England had been attributable to play three ODIs in South Africa – on Friday, Monday and Wednesday – earlier than flying house on Thursday.
That they had earlier performed in three Twenty20 internationals, with Eoin Morgan’s aspect profitable all three.
Ought to the tour go on and extra stars return optimistic Covid-19 outcomes, they might be pressured to self-isolate for ten days, that means they might not be allowed to hitch the remainder of the crew on the flight house.
On Sunday, ex-England star and Sky Sports activities pundit Nasser Hussain hinted the tour might be cancelled for that very cause.
The primary ODI was twice postponed as a result of outbreak of coronavirusCredit score: AP:Related Press
Hussain defined: “These two lodge workers might have been with anybody, they’re then serving the England cricket crew.
“That is the issue with being in a bubble – the bubble works if it is fully safe.
“However the bubble makes it doubly worse since you’re all on high of one another after which when the bubble is breached, it may possibly unfold by the crew.
“England gamers will likely be pondering in the event that they should spend two weeks right here if certainly one of them will get it, then are they going to be late house for Christmas, households, can they unfold it to grandparents?
“A few of them should go off to Sri Lanka on January 2.
“You may think about the Whatsapp teams occurring between gamers saying, ‘Ought to we simply get ourselves house for the sake of 1 or two ODIs?'”