Written byParth Dhall ·
The South African contingent has been told to isolate themselves after returning midway from tour of India.
Cricket South Africa's chief medical officer Dr. Shuaib Manjra revealed that the players will be put into self-quarantine for the next 14 days.
"We have recommended the players to maintain distance from others and self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days. I think that is proper guidance to protect themselves, people around them, their families and their communities," Manjra told the Indian media.
Lucknow and Kolkata had to host the second and third ODI respectively.
Reportedly, the South African team was unwilling to play further in the series with rising number of positive cases in India.
However, BCCI stated that the series will be rescheduled to a later date.
Manjra opened up about the measures taken to educate the Proteas players following the tour.
"We have looked at the recommendations made for different countries by the World Health Organisation and other authoritative bodies," he said.
He added, "We have educated them on how to monitor themselves about temperature and the other symptoms that come with COVID-19. Our experts remain available to them."
The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League was postponed from March 29 to April 15, owing to growing concerns of the deadly disease.
This decision came after the government imposed travel restriction on overseas players.
Earlier, it was proposed that the matches could be played behind closed doors.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly recently revealed that IPL could be truncated.
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