South African Players Asked to Self-Isolate

South African Players Asked to Self-Isolate

South African Players Asked to Self-Isolate

The members of the South African team were advised to self-isolate themselves for two weeks upon their return from India.

The members of the Proteas Squad just got back from India where they were supposed to take part in a three-match series. The team was supposed to go home from Delhi but they chose to stay in Kolkata first where it was safer. Before they went home, they first considered the escalation of the global pandemic. 

Upon returning to their country, the members of the Proteas were advised to take a 14-day self-isolation as a preventive measure against the COVID-19. This is in line with the World Health Organization’s advice for those who had travel histories to other countries. 

When the team went to India, the number of cases was not yet that high and it wasn’t considered that risky for the members. The matches between the two teams were also supposed to be held behind closed doors that’s why everyone thought that it would have been safe. 

However, when the team was in India, the global health situation started to worsen. With the rapid growth of the cases around the world, the team had decided to go back to South Africa before it implements a border closure. 

The Proteas were supposed to play a three-match ODI series against the Men in Blue in India. Their three games were to be held in Dharamshala, Lucknow, and Kolkata but the series had been called off due to the spread of COVID-19. 

The first match may have pushed through but it eventually turned out to be a washout due to the weather. The remaining two series in Lucknow and Kolkata, however, had been affected by the call-off of the match series. 

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