Aiden Markram will also miss the last two T20Is against India.© Twitter
South African batter Aiden Markram was officially banned from the remaining two T20I against India on Wednesday, having already missed the first three games after testing positive for COVID-19 before the opening game in Delhi. Markram, who tested positive after the first few practice sessions, will not be able to return to the competitive arena after the mandatory isolation period.
Proteas batsman, Aiden Markram, has been banned from the remainder of the Proteas tour of India. He spent seven days in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 last week and will not be able to complete his return to the game show in time to take part in the rest of the T20 series,” said a statement from Cricket South Africa.
“The player is safe and sound and has been cleared to return home to care for his mental and emotional well-being after isolation at a local facility, as required when a person tests positive on tour,” it added.
The statement further said that a decision on the availability of wicketkeeper batter Quinton de Kock for the remaining two games will be made by CSA’s medical team in due course.
“Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has made a marked improvement in his recovery from a wrist injury. Proteas’ medical staff will continue to assess his progress and make a decision in due course on his availability for game four.” read.
South Africa lead the five-game series 2-1 and the fourth T20I will be played here on Friday.
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