Chennai: All the 10 South Africa ‘A’ players who were hospitalised due to ‘food poisoning’ were on Monday discharged and they have been declared fit to take the field against Australia ‘A’ in the tri-series cricket match here on Tuesday.
“All the 10 players have been discharged from the hospital and they are fit to play tomorrow against Australia ‘A’,” a team official said.
Half the side had taken ill prior to South Africa ‘A’’s game against India ‘A’ on Sunday which the home team won by eight wickets.
The likes of Reeza Hendricks and Omphile Ramela had to play the match because the visiting team did not even have 11 men to take the field and they ended up aggravating their problems to be taken to hospital during the course of the game.
Quinton de Kock, who had only flown in to Chennai on Saturday afternoon, had to be pressed into service. He scored a gritty century, but he too suffered from cramps and was taken to a local hospital.