SA women cricketers test negative for Covid, set to return from Bangladesh

SA women cricketers test negative for Covid, set to return from Bangladesh

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that all members of the South Africa Emerging team will return home after testing negative for Covid-19 in Bangladesh. 

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It was earlier reported that five members of the team were stranded and put in isolation in Dhaka after testing positive for the virus. 

Bangladesh is expected to impose a flight ban from Wednesday as part of efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19. 


CSA Acting CEO Pholetsi Moseki says team is preparing to leave  Bangladesh.


"It is a great relief for all of us, not least of all the players, their colleagues, and their families, that all our players and officials are now clear to return home. 


"The health of our players and officials is always our primary concern and we are well aware of the sacrifices that everybody is making to continue playing cricket in these difficult times." 


The Proteas were due to play the South Asian nation in a fifth match on Tuesday in Sylhet.


CSA director Graeme Smith has applauded the Bangladesh Cricket Board for monitoring the safety of the players. 


"I would like to thank the Bangladesh Cricket Board for everything they have done to keep our players and officials safe. 


"When the possibility of positive test results emerged, they went out of their way to make sure everybody had the best assistance possible including having medical personnel resident at their hotel." 

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