First ODI between South Africa, England abandoned after positive COVID-19 cases - sources

Cricket - First One Day International - South Africa v England - Boland Park, Paarl, South Africa - December 6, 2020 General view as the match is abandoned REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Sunday’s One Day international between South Africa and England in Paarl has been abandoned after two hotel workers in the teams’ bio-secure environment tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing a new round of tests in the tourists’ camp.

The start of the game was initially delayed before the decision was made to cancel the game altogether, according to various sources, reducing the series to two matches that are scheduled to be played at Newlands on Monday and Wednesday.

Reporting by Nick Said; Editing by Christopher Cushing