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South Africa v England: Tourists’ ‘unconfirmed’ coronavirus cases declared false

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Paarl was due to host the rearranged series opener, with Cape Town staging the final two matches

Two members of England’s touring party who gave “unconfirmed positive” coronavirus tests will be able to return to the UK from South Africa after further testing and analysis showed they are not infected.

But England say the players have been given the all-clear by “independent virologists in Cape Town and London”.

England will fly home on Thursday.

Had the pair not been cleared they would have had to remain in South Africa until 15 December.

Instead, they are no longer isolating at the team’s hotel in Cape Town and are free to rejoin the rest of the squad before their departure.

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