Sri Lanka will tour South Africa for 2 Tests beginning December 26 in Centurion.© AFP
Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday confirmed that the two-match Test sequence slated to start from December 26 will go forward as deliberate. The first Test will probably be performed from December 26 in Centurion whereas the second match is scheduled to start on January three in Johannesburg. Earlier this week, the three-match ODI sequence between England and South Africa was postponed after some constructive COVID-19 instances have been reported. According to a press release from CSA, an evaluation was performed by the SLC Medical Unit headed by Arjuna De Silva, who suggested SLC to proceed with the sequence.
“Cricket South Africa appreciates the ongoing support from Sri Lanka Cricket under the leadership of Ashley de Silva, who has never wavered in its willingness to engage us in important and open discussions around our plans and the state of our readiness for the tour,” mentioned CSA performing CEO Kugandrie Govender in an official assertion
“We are thankful that these discussions have allayed any trepidation around CSA’s ability to successfully host home tours in these unpredicted times,” he added.
The Sri Lanka males’s workforce will depart for South Africa as scheduled however head coach Mickey Arthur, accompanied by a well being specialist, will journey with speedy impact to South Africa to additional assess the scenario and make mandatory preparations for the workforce’s arrival.
After the conclusion of the South Africa tour, Sri Lanka will host England in a two-match Test sequence slated to start from January 14.
The England sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka was postponed in March this 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic and the rearranged tour will now be held behind closed doorways in Galle.
The first Test will get underway on January 14 whereas the second Test will probably be performed from January 22 to 26.
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