Cricket South Africa Confirms 7 People Test Positive for COVID-19!

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) acting Chief Executive Jacques Faul has said that there are more than 100 tests that had been conducted within the organization including the players & support staff.

CSA on Monday that seven people within the organization had tested positive for coronavirus raising questions over cricket’s resumption in the country. The acting Chief Executive of South African Cricket’s governing body, Jacques Faul said that more than 100 tests has been conducted within the organization & it includes tests of players & support staff.

“The number of seven is actually quite low,” said Faul, who added CSA’s medical and ethical protocol prevented him from revealing the identity of those who had tested positive. The announced cases of COVID-19 are likely to further delay the resumption of the sport in the country.

A three team event was scheduled for this coming Saturday involving 24 leading players. It was to be South Africa’s first televised sporting event since the country went into the lockdown in March.

Faul said on Monday CSA had been “a little ambitious” in announcing the date, especially as Centurion, where the match was due to be played, is considered a virus “hot spot”. Faul said that no new date had been decided & it was possible the venue could be changed.

Recently CSA was also criticized by South African Minister Nathi Mthethwas for appointing three white men- Faul, director of cricket Graeme Smith and national team head coach Mark Boucher — to key positions.