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South Africa vs England: Tour called off after COVID-19 outbreak, announce ECB, CSA
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South Africa vs England: Tour called off after COVID-19 outbreak, announce ECB, CSA

England will return home without having played any of three scheduled one-day internationals against South Africa.

South Africa vs England: Two members from visitors' squad return 'unconfirmed positive tests' for COVID-19 as first ODI called off
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South Africa vs England: Two members from visitors' squad return 'unconfirmed positive tests' for COVID-19 as first ODI called off

The abandonment to Sunday's game came after two hotel staff members tested positive, causing the England party to undergo a round of additional tests on Saturday night, the ECB said. The results were yet to be received but any more positives among players might cause the remainder of the tour to be called off.

South Africa vs England: ODI series given green signal after entire Proteas squad tests negative for COVID-19
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South Africa vs England: ODI series given green signal after entire Proteas squad tests negative for COVID-19

Originally, the series was due to begin in Cape Town Friday, but the match was called off just one hour before the scheduled start after the revelation of the positive test.

South Africa vs England: Proteas team doctor worried about team 'bubble' breach after ODI postponed
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South Africa vs England: Proteas team doctor worried about team 'bubble' breach after ODI postponed

Dr Shuaib Manjra said he was "surprised" by the positive test. New tests will now be conducted on Saturday ahead of what is now planned as the opening encounter in the three-match series in Paarl on Sunday.

South Africa vs England: First ODI postponed after player from Proteas' squad tests positive for COVID-19
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South Africa vs England: First ODI postponed after player from Proteas' squad tests positive for COVID-19

Cricket South Africa and the England and Wales Cricket Board said the decision was made “in the interests of the safety and well-being of both teams, match officials and all involved in the match.”

South Africa vs England: Dawid Malan reaches highest batting rating in T20 history
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South Africa vs England: Dawid Malan reaches highest batting rating in T20 history

Malan hit a match-winning 55 on Sunday before scoring a superb 99 not out off just 47 balls at Newlands on Tuesday and now has 915 points in the International Cricket Council rankings.

South Africa vs England: Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada out of ODI series due to hip injury
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South Africa vs England: Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada out of ODI series due to hip injury

A statement from Cricket South Africa said Rabada had suffered a right hip strain which would take about three weeks to heal.

South Africa vs England: Dawid Malan-Jos Buttler's record 167-run stand demolish Proteas as visitors complete T20I series sweep
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South Africa vs England: Dawid Malan-Jos Buttler's record 167-run stand demolish Proteas as visitors complete T20I series sweep

The left-handed Malan was quickly into his stride when he joined Buttler after the dismissal of Jason Roy. By the end, South Africa looked a demoralised team.

Highlights, South Africa vs England, 3rd T20I at Cape Town: Visitors complete clean sweep with nine-wicket win
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Highlights, South Africa vs England, 3rd T20I at Cape Town: Visitors complete clean sweep with nine-wicket win

Follow live updates on the third and final T20I between South Africa and England at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town on our live blog here.

South Africa vs England: Dawid Malan's quickfire 55 sees visitors win second T20I by four wickets to seal series
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South Africa vs England: Dawid Malan's quickfire 55 sees visitors win second T20I by four wickets to seal series

The left-handed Malan made 55 off 40 balls to anchor a tricky chase. England reached a target of 147 with four wickets and one ball to spare.

Highlights, South Africa vs England, 1st T20I at Cape Town, full cricket score: Visitors win by 5 wickets
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Highlights, South Africa vs England, 1st T20I at Cape Town, full cricket score: Visitors win by 5 wickets

Check out the LIVE scorecard from 1st T20I to be played between South Africa and England at Cape Town

South Africa vs England: Coronavirus pandemic and its effects become overarching theme of series
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South Africa vs England: Coronavirus pandemic and its effects become overarching theme of series

For a series that was hastily arranged with a view to just getting back to playing some cricket, it's become about everything else too.

South Africa vs England: Hosts make 'unanimous' decision against taking knee in support of Black Lives Matter
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South Africa vs England: Hosts make 'unanimous' decision against taking knee in support of Black Lives Matter

The first Twenty 20 international is in Cape Town on Friday as South Africa return to international cricket after a seven-month coronavirus-induced shutdown.

South Africa vs England: Pace, spin likely to play key role in T20 series
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South Africa vs England: Pace, spin likely to play key role in T20 series

Early season pitches in South Africa tend to give some help to both pace and spin, so it is possible that the matches could provide a reasonable contest between bat and ball instead of providing feasts of attacking batting.

South Africa vs England: Kagiso Rabada reveals 'bizarre' COVID-19 protocols, says ‘training is going smoothly’
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South Africa vs England: Kagiso Rabada reveals 'bizarre' COVID-19 protocols, says ‘training is going smoothly’

Two members of the South African squad have tested positive for COVID since the squad assembled last week and two other players had to go into isolation because of their close contact with one of the infected players.

South Africa vs England: COVID-19 shadow looms over tour as Proteas report second positive case in squad
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South Africa vs England: COVID-19 shadow looms over tour as Proteas report second positive case in squad

The positive test at the team hotel in Cape Town brings complications because England's squad is staying at the same hotel

South Africa vs England: ECB has assured us of tour going ahead, says Jos Buttler as CSA remains mired in crisis
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South Africa vs England: ECB has assured us of tour going ahead, says Jos Buttler as CSA remains mired in crisis

Jos Buttler said CSA's issues had led to him fearing the tour the first on South African soil since the coronavirus outbreak might be canceled.

South Africa cricketers' association expresses 'despair and disbelief' at administrative chaos ahead of England's visit
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South Africa cricketers' association expresses 'despair and disbelief' at administrative chaos ahead of England's visit

The chairman of Cricket South Africa’s interim board, Judge Zak Yacoob, warned earlier that the conflict could discourage England from travelling – although a spokesperson for the England and Wales Cricket Board said he expected the tour to go ahead.

South Africa vs England: Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran rested for ODIs as visitors announce squads for tour
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South Africa vs England: Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran rested for ODIs as visitors announce squads for tour

Archer, Stokes and Curran have all been in a new bubble while taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament, which is being staged in the United Arab Emirates on health grounds.

India skipper Virat Kohli rates World Test Championship as biggest among all ICC tournaments
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India skipper Virat Kohli rates World Test Championship as biggest among all ICC tournaments

Virat Kohli has no doubts that World Test Championship has added a context to the traditional format making the contests more exciting with points on offer.