After returning home, the South African cricket team players were told to undergo self isolation for 14 days to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The team reached South Africa on Wednesday after the ODI series between India and South Africa was cancelled in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Medical Officer Shoaib Manjra said, ‘We have suggested the SA cricket team players that they should isolate themselves for at least 14 days, because we think that to prevent the spread of the virus, this is important.
Mr Manjra further said, “Cricket South Africa had engaged in a risk assessment before the tour. We deemed the risk to be very low. While on tour the world became a different place and we had to take cognizance of the fact that there was a change in the global environment.”…
The first match of the three-match series between the cricket teams of India and South Africa was to be played at Dharamshala, but the match could not be held due to rain. The second ODI was to be played in Lucknow on 15 March and the third ODI in Kolkata on 18 March however both the ODIs were cancelled seeing the prevalent situation in the country.