Cricket South Africa Confirms 7 Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Board

Cricket South Africa

Cricket South Africa

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday revealed that seven members of its organization have been tested positive of the Coronavirus that was followed by over 100 more tests conducted in the organization including all the officials, players and the support staffs.

The following incident has now raised a big question on the ability of the apex body of sport to bring back cricket in the country after so many plans. And now the announcement of the cases is likely to postpone the resumption of the cricketing activities in the country. 

“The number of seven is actually quite low,” Jacques Faul, the acting CEO of the Cricket South Africa said. 

However, he refrained from revealing the names of the ones infected with the virus as revealing the names was against CSA’s medical and ethical protocol. 

Earlier, Cricket South Africa had announced a ‘3T Cricket competition’ experimental format and named it Solidarity Cup. Basically a three-team competition with each team having eight players each. But two days ago, the competition was called off indefinitely as the officials felt the need for more preparation to stage the event. 

One such reason behind the postponement is that the event was not authorized by the Federal government, as it could have been the first-ever televised sporting event to be broadcasted in South Africa after the lockdown. 

Faul has not yet announced the new dates, but he determined the definite change in venue as the Centurion where the matches were slated to be played is currently the virus hotspot.