(Reuters) – South Africa batsman Keegan Petersen will miss the two-match test series in New Zealand after testing constructive for COVID-19, South Africa’s cricket board (CSA) mentioned on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old, who was named participant of the series within the 2-1 series win towards India at dwelling, will probably be changed by Zubayr Hamza, who performed his final test over two years in the past.
“The quantity three batsman is properly and asymptomatic. Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) medical group will preserve in shut contact with him to guarantee his bodily and psychological well-being,” CSA mentioned in a press release.
In a transfer to minimise COVID-19 threat, each matches will happen at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval, beginning Feb. 17.
(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Mark Potter)