England tour of South Africa called off after Covid outbreak

England’s tour of South Africa has been called off following the Covid-19 outbreak in both’s team camp and staff at their hotel.

The joint announcement from the two boards, which alluded to the “mental and physical health” of the players, came after the rearranged first match in the three-match series on Sunday was cancelled after two members of the England touring party tested positive for the virus.

“The decision was taken jointly by the two boards to ensure the mental and physical health and welfare of players from both teams,” the statement said.

England will return home having played all three matches in the T20 series but none of three scheduled one-day internationals