South African hitter Aiden Markram ruled out of remainder of T20I series against India | Cricket News



RAJKOT: South African striker Aiden Markram was officially ruled out of the two remaining T20Is against India on Wednesday after already missing the first three games after testing positive for Covid-19 ahead of the opener in Delhi.
Markram, who tested positive after the first two training sessions, will not be able to return to the competition arena after the mandatory isolation period.
“Proteas drummer Aiden Markram has been barred from the rest of the Proteas India tour. He has spent seven days in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 last week and will not be able to complete his comeback program to play in it’s time to take part in the rest of the T20 series,” a statement from Cricket South Africa said.

“The player is in good health and has been cleared to return home to attend to his mental and emotional well-being after being isolated at a local facility, as required when an individual tests positive while on tour,” said he added.
The statement further states that a decision on the availability of wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock for the remaining two matches will be taken in due course by the ASC medical team.
“Wicketkeeper 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 on his availability for game four. in due time,” he read.
South Africa lead the five-match series 2-1 with the fourth T20I scheduled for Friday.


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