Barrow’s Liam Livingstone will miss out on a chance to represent England’s One-Day International (ODI) cricket team.

Following several positive coronavirus tests, England’s tour of South Africa has now been abandoned.

Livingstone was selected in England’s ODI squad to face the number four side in the world.

However, the Lancashire all-rounder will now have to wait to make his ODI debut.

The Mail:

Tom Harrison, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive officer, highlighted that the players’ safety was at the forefront of the joint decision between the ECB and Cricket South Africa (CSA).

Mr Harrison said: “We have always maintained that the welfare of our players and management is paramount.

“We were concerned about the potential impact that recent developments might have on the wellbeing of the touring party, and so after consultation with Cricket South Africa, we have jointly made the decision to postpone the remaining matches in this series, in the best interest of the players’ welfare.

The Mail:

“I would like to thank Cricket South Africa for their support and understanding on this matter and look forward to working with them to identify a time when we can return to play these fixtures in the future.”

CSA acting CEO, Kugandrie Govender added: “The concern over the mental health impact of recent events on all involved is not one that we as CSA or the ECB take lightly, and the decision to postpone the tour is the most responsible and reasonable course of action for us."

A South African player and two members of hotel staff tested positive.

England are waiting on two Covid-19 tests to return for their players following unconfirmed positive tests.

Despite this, England were able to complete their T20 series against Proteas.

Eoin Morgan’s side, ranked world number one, coasted to a 3-0 victory against the hosts.