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South Africa v England: the first ODI – live! | Sport

England v South Africa’s one-day series kicks off Sunday at Paarl’s smoking temperature, after a nervous 24-hour wait that once again highlighted the fragility of organizing international tours during the Covid-19 pandemic.

He was put into question on Friday after a 50-minute match as the recent positive Covid case among the hosts led to the cancellation of the first Cape Town ODI less than 90 minutes before the throw. England players sat on the buses of two teams, just outside the entrance to the Newlands gates.

Due to tourist concerns about the integrity of the biosecurity bubble set up at the Vineyard Hotel, where the two teams remain in separate wings and cannot socialize, Cricket South Africa has commissioned a new round of Covid testing for its players on Friday night.

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