The entire sporting world has come to a standstill in an attempt to fight the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. However, despite precautions being taken at every level possible, South Africa cricket team, which has now returned to their own country after their ODI series in India was called off mid-way, has reportedly got a scare exposure to the virus after it has been reported that the Indian singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for COVID-19, stayed in the same hotel as the Proteas team in Lucknow.
Notably, the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa was called off only after the first ODI match at Dharamshala was washed out due to rain. The series was called off as a preventive measure to combat the spread of the virus.
However, it is not good news for the Proteas team which is now in their home country as COVID-19 positive Kanika Kapoor also stayed in the same hotel. The South African team had checked in to the hotel in Lucknow ahead of the second ODI which was scheduled to be played there.
The CCTV footages are now being scanned to figure out if the singer came in contact with any of the South African cricketers during her stay there and if there is any chance of the Proteas cricketers being infected.
“There are reports that she dined in the hotel’s buffet and also attended several guests in the lobby. She was living there at a time when the South African team was staying in the hotel for the ODI match (against India) which was called off, “one of the officers was quoted as saying in a TOI report.
“There is information that Kanika was seen briefly attending a news channel’s annual conclave held at the hotel. Therefore it is important to scan the CCTV footage and list those who came in contact with her,” the official added.