Quinton de Kock scored a brilliant century against India A in the 3rd match © Getty Images
Quinton de Kock scored a brilliant century against India A in the 3rd match © Getty Images

Chennai: Ten South Africa ‘A’ cricketers, who were hospitalized due to food poisoning, have been released from hospital and have also been declared fit to play against Australia ‘A’ tomorrow in Chennai. South Africa A were scheduled to play against Australia A today, but couldn’t walk onto the field after half of their squad had been ravaged by ‘food poisoning’ on Sunday. As a result of the hospitalisation of the players, India A replaced them for their third match of the triangular series. Opener Quinton de Kock, who smacked a gritty century in his side’s eight-wicket loss against India A, also suffered from cramps and was rushed to a city hospital after the game. READ: Ten South Africa A players hospitalised in Chennai due to food poisoning

The situation of the South Africa A players was so critical that South Africa A’s video analyst Hendrikus Coertzen and India A’s Mandeep Singh had to be roped in as substitute fielders. As many as 10 South Africa A players have been hospitalised in Chennai due to food poisoning. A few of them were hospatalised during their match against India A and the others were admitted after the match. India A won the match comfortably by eight wickets. READ: All-round India A thrash South Africa A by eight wickets in Chennai

Many fielders were found leaving the field during the course of the match, due to which even India A substitute fielder Mandeep Singh too had tp come on and field for South Africa A. Due to this their next game against Australia A has been postponed and as a result Australia A will take on India A on Monday. The match between Australia A and South Africa A has been rescheduled. READ: Photo: Mandeep Singh fields for South Africa A against India A at Chennai

Whether or not South Africa A will play the next One-Dayer, is yet to be known.