The sport was moved to Sunday simply an hour earlier than it was as a result of begin after the results of the optimistic take a look at, and the way forward for the tour might be selected Saturday when each groups and lodge workers are re-tested once more.
Each groups are staying in the identical lodge, although they’ve been saved separate, aside from when they’re on the pitch.
“England have expressed a priority and questioned the arrogance they’ve within the bio-secure atmosphere and rightfully so if there’s a participant who has examined optimistic having contracted the virus within the final week. We respect that concern,” South Africa workforce physician Shuaib Manjra mentioned in a video launched on Friday.
“Clearly there was some type of breach, which now we have investigated extensively to find out the place this occurred. Now we have spoken to the participant, checked out safety cameras and different info, and now we have not been in a position to date to determine the place that supply was. However clearly it’s trigger for concern.”
Manjra denied that any participant had left the workforce lodge with out authorisation.
“I can categorically state that no participant is ready to go away the lodge atmosphere. The safety won’t permit the participant to depart, except he’s doing so in an assigned, official car.”
Ought to Saturday’s assessments reveal extra optimistic instances, it’s probably the tour might be known as off and the matches scheduled for Sunday, Monday and Wednesday cancelled.
Managing Director of England Males’s Cricket, Ashley Giles, mentioned the choice to retest gamers is the proper one, however didn’t touch upon the potential breach at their lodge.
“On behalf of the England touring social gathering and the ECB, I want to thank Cricket South Africa for his or her collaborative strategy to suspending as we speak’s One-Day Worldwide,” he mentioned in a media assertion.
“Our primary precedence is the well being and security of the England workforce and administration group, and the proper determination was made following discussions between the 2 Boards and respective medical groups.”