The England Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that on Tuesday two of its national cricketers has positive for Covid-19 in South Africa and their team has given the permission to go back to their country.
The announcement came a day after a one-day series against South Africa was called-off without a single game being played.
The decision to call off the tour followed apparent breaches of the bio-secure environment at the hotel in Cape Town where both teams were staying.
England team and South African team played three T20 matches before England players test has become positive.
ECB chief medical officer, Professor Nick Peirce, said independent ratification of the “unconfirmed positive” tests had shown the two unnamed individuals were not infected.
“The England and Wales Cricket Board can confirm that, following further testing and analysis, in the opinion of the independent virologists based in Cape Town and London, the two individuals are not infected, and do not pose any risk of passing on the infection to the rest of the party,” Professor Peirce said in a statement.
Professor Peirce further said,
“As such, the advice is they are now free to join the rest of the group and are no longer self-isolating.”