Proteas squad tests negative for Covid-19 ahead of Sri Lanka series

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All members of the South African Test squad tested negative for Covid-19 after they assembled for their upcoming series against Sri Lanka, Cricket South Africa announced on Sunday.

ALL PROTEAS SQUAD MEMBERS TESTED NEGATIVE

In a brief statement, CSA said all members of the squad were tested when they entered a bio-secure environment in Pretoria on Saturday. 

“CSA is pleased to announce that the entire Proteas team has returned negative results,” said the statement.

The first Test starts in Centurion on December 26.

The squad was reduced to 17 players on Friday when two unnamed players tested positive for Covid-19 and were withdrawn from the two-match series.

The second and final Test will take place at the Wanderers from January 3-7.

SOUTH AFRICA SQUAD:

Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen, Dwaine Pretorius, Migael Pretorius, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman, Rassie van der Dussen, Raynard van Tonder, Kyle Verreynne

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