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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Home squad tests negative for COVID-19 ahead of upcoming series

  • Agence France-Presse
  • December 20th, 2020
  • 23:49:52 IST

Johannesburg: All members of the South African Test cricket squad tested negative for COVID-19 after they assembled for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka, Cricket South Africa announced on Sunday.

South African celebrates the wicket Jason Roy during a T20 cricket match between South Africa and England in Paarl, South Africa, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Halden Krog)

File image of South Africa cricket team. AP

In a brief statement, CSA said all members of the squad were tested when they entered a bio-secure environment in Pretoria on Saturday.

"CSA is pleased to announce that the entire Proteas team has returned negative results," said the statement.

The first Test starts in Centurion on 26 December.

The squad was reduced to 17 players on Friday when two unnamed players tested positive for COVID-19 and were withdrawn from the two-match series.

Updated Date: December 20, 2020 23:49:52 IST

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