Erwee and Mulder had been examined on Monday morning, the fourth day of the Test, and returned optimistic outcomes.
“Khaya Zondo will make his Test debut on Day 4 of the 2nd #BetwayTest against Bangladesh after Sarel Erwee and Wiaan Mulder tested positive for Covid-19,” a Cricket South Africa tweet mentioned.
“The pair replaced with Zondo and Glenton Stuurman.”
Khaya Zondo will make his Test debut on Day 4 of the 2nd #BetwayTest against Bangladesh after Sarel Erwee and Wiaan… https://t.co/edO8ZhfzIS
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) 1649664024000
South Africa gained the second Test by 332 runs on the fourth day itself to clinch the two-match collection 2-0.
“This is an unfortunate situation, but not unexpected after the decision was made to have this tour under the Managed Event Environment (MEE) protocol, rather than the strict Bio-safe Environment (BSE) Protocol as was previously the case,” CSA chief medical officer Dr Shuaib Manjra mentioned.
“This is in line with the country’s policy in revoking the Disaster Management Act with reference to the pandemic, as well the huge mental strain that a bubble environment induces.”
The collection is being performed in a managed setting, not in a bio-bubble. Players will not be restricted to their resort rooms and are allowed to exit — with the recommendation that they need to stick with open air eating places and the outside — and mingle with different folks.
This is the first occasion of the COVID substitution protocol getting used in international cricket.
COVID substitute incidents had occurred earlier in the Plunket Shield and County Championship however not in international cricket.
It can be simply the second occasion of two substitutes for a workforce in the identical match in international cricket — Bangladesh had two concussion subs against India in 2019.
According to ESPNcricinfo, Bangladesh’s coach Russell Domingo has not been capable of attend the Test after contracting COVID-19 final week whereas South Africa’s bowling coach Charl Langeveldt and safety officer Zunaid Wadee had been additionally not on the match venue after testing optimistic on Friday.
All COVID-associated restrictions, aside from masks-carrying in indoor areas and limitations on the quantity of folks at gatherings, have been lifted in South Africa.