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South Africa's first ODI against England has been delayed after two members of hotel staff tested positive for coronavirus

"Further information will be provided in due course."

Last Updated: 06/12/20 7:48am

"Whilst the ECB awaits ratification of those test results the decision has been taken to delay the start of today's ODI match.

A statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board read: "Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have agreed to delay the start time for today's [Sunday's] One-Day International match, which is due to take place in Paarl.

"The England players and management underwent an additional round of PCR tests on Saturday evening, after two members of the hotel staff testing positive for COVID-19.

The series was due to start in Cape Town on Friday but was postponed after a positive coronavirus test among the South Africa camp.