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COVID-19: First ODI Between South Africa, England Postponed

CAPE TOWN: The first one-day international between South Africa and England, scheduled to be played at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday, has been postponed after a South African player tested positive for Covid-19.

Cricket South Africa made the announcement just over an hour before the day-night match was due to start.

According to a statement from Cricket South Africa and the England and Wales Cricket Board, the unidentified South African player s positive status emerged from tests conducted after his team s final scheduled practice on Thursday.

The statement said the postponement was “in the interests of the safety and well-being of both teams, match officials and all involved in the match.”

The first match will now be a day-game in Paarl on Sunday, when the second match was scheduled.

The second match will be a day-night game at Newlands on Monday, with the series concluding as scheduled with another day-night match at Newlands on Wednesday.