The first ODI between South Africa and England to be postponed after a Proteas player test Coronavirus positive

The first Betway One day International that was scheduled to be played on December 4, between England and South Africa has been postponed after one of the South African players was tested positive for Coronavirus. Before the ODI series, South Africa played England in a T20I series where England Convinvlingly clean-swept proteas 3-0, leading to the One-day Internationals, before which a player was tested positive. 

Cricket South Africa had tweeted about this on Friday and got it confirmed with ECB to postpone the first match. The game at Newlands that was set to host their first game was called off, just an hour before it was about to begin and has been shifted to Sunday. According to a statement from Cricket South Africa one of the members of the squad was tested COvid -19 positive on the latest round of testing, on Thursday. 

Cricket South Africa along with England and Wales Cricket Board, 

It was said in a joint statement that for the interests of safety and well being of both the teams, the officials of the match and all the people involved in the game, including Kugandrie Govender, the acting CEO of CSA agreed to postpone the match to Sunday. The Pundit of Sky Sports Cricket Michael Atherton said reflecting on the covid 19 positive test in Cape town that, this result demonstrates how effective is the biosecure bubble set up in England earlier in the summer, that no player all round the series fell ill, be it the hosts England or the visiting teams like West Indies, Ireland, Pakistan, and Australia. The English former captain reacted to this situation very nervously saying that he is keeping his fingers crossed and hoping that the player is OK and then they should start working out the proximities- like who has or has not been contagious. Either way, everyone will again be tested. He hopes for all three games to be on. Well, this situation has already shown how careful and effective ECB was during the English Summer, a country that was at the peak of the pandemic and still could organize all the matches without a single player being tested positive. In this location, things are quite slow and relaxed and no hotel is available on the site. Both the teams are staying in a hotel just 5 minutes away.

 ECB got lucky when there was a movement between venue and accommodation. The Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford had hotels quite nearby making things to be secured quite efficiently. Nasser Hussain the fellow pundit also added that these things are most likely to take place and can happen. The right procedure has been taken by the CSA and no one can be risked. 

South Africa had two players who had undergone COVID-19. He also wished that whoever was tested positive, gets well as soon as possible. Now that the whole world is going through it, it is best to be a part of the moment and live with it, till things come down to normal. South Africa, just like any other countries has experienced a spike and is on the verge of closing things down. As of now, the last two ODIs will be played on Sunday, December 6, and on Wednesday, December 9.