Cricket South Africa had carried out 100 COVID-19 testes. Reports confirm seven positive cases. CSA while sharing that seven of the 100 people tested for novel coronavirus have been found infected with the virus, did not reveal the identity of the infected people.
CSA also did not disclose whether infected persons included any cricketer or not.
Those tested included affiliate staff, some contracted professional players. The list also included the franchise training squads that had been assembled after the Government had given a nod to resume the non-contact sport.
“We were definitely going to have people testing positive. Having conducted over 100 tests, seven is actually quite low,” CSA’s acting CEO Jacques Faul told ‘Sport24’.
However, Faul did not reveal if any player returned a positive result.
“Our medical ethical protocol does not allow us to share info about people that have tested positive,” Faul said.
The COVID-19 infection has also struck the England-bound Pakistan cricket team as three members of the tour party have been confirmed with novel coronavirus infection.