South Africa players will resume their training on Monday, 27 July to prepare for the proposed tour of England in September. A National High-Performance squad consist of 24 players, will gather in Pretoria on Sunday for a week-long skills-based training camp at the Powerade High Performance Centre (HPC). The camp will include pre-season medical assessments as well.

After the camp, the players will return to their respective provinces for individual training from 2 – 14 August. After the individual training, they will again assemble for a two-week camp from 16 – 27 August. This camp will mark the return of their training for the first time since March.

However, during the camps, the South Africa squad will train and live in a bio-secure environment at the HPC. The venue will maintain strict safety protocols and follow the guidelines set by Cricket South Africa’s COVID-19 steering committee and approved by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), an arm of the National Department of Health. Players and coaches will maintain social distancing measures throughout with Government regulations as well.

Meanwhile, this week players and support staff are undergoing COVID-19 testing and the second Test will take place when they will enter the second camp.

Graeme Smith, CSA Director of Cricket said: “We were very encouraged by the success of the health protocols in the lead-up to the 3TC Solidarity Cup and on the actual match day as well. Safety remains our priority at all times for players, support staff and all other people involved.”

He further said, “The projected tour of England will have a heavy emphasis on the 50-over format as we start preparing for the ICC Women’s World Cup which is still scheduled to be played in New Zealand early next year. We have been through a frustrating period with our Momentum Proteas not able to build on the excellent form they showed at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and next week’s camp represents an important new starting point.”

Training Schedule of South Africa players:

First training camp

Date: 27 – 31 July

Venue: Powerade High Performance Centre, Pretoria

Individual training:

Date: 03 – 14 August

Venue: Nationwide at respective provinces

Second training camp:

Date: 16 – 27 August

Venue: Powerade High Performance Centre, Pretoria

South Africa Squad:

Dané van Niekerk, Lizelle Lee, Marizanne Kapp, Mignon du Preez, Suné Luus, Chloe Tryon, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Maria Klaas, Trisha Chetty, Sinalo Jafta, Laura Wolvaardt, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nadine de Klerk, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Nondumiso Shangase, Faye Tunnicliffe, Zintle Mali, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Lara Goodall, Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Robyn Searle, Andrie Steyn.

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