Cricket South Africa on Thursday reported two constructive COVID-19 assessments amongst nationwide group gamers who had been on account of take part in a squad camp happening this week.
CSA examined 50 gamers and officers previous to the camp, which started on Tuesday and runs to Saturday, and confirmed two constructive instances among the many group, with out naming these contaminated.
The camp is concentrated on group bonding and was organized after CSA got here beneath heavy criticism from some former gamers who claimed there was a tradition of racism inside the facet.
“There have been no replacements made for the 2 gamers who examined constructive. All these unable to attend the camp will be part of the proceedings just about,” CSA mentioned in an announcement on Thursday.
One other absentee is former captain Faf du Plessis, as a result of imminent delivery of his second youngster.
Former captain Graeme Smith, now CSA Director of Cricket, has denied the accusations of racism and says he was unaware of any such incidents throughout his 11 years accountable for the facet.
South Africa have this yr missed a mixture of Take a look at and restricted overs sequence towards India, Sri Lanka and West Indies as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Numerous their main gamers are contracted to play within the Indian Premier League, which is because of begin subsequent month.