England confirms Sri Lanka tour in January 2021
Sri Lanka Cricket Board has said that England confirmed its tour for two Tests in January 2021.
According to the details, the English team will be touring Sri Lanka for two tests next year, games being played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium to create a bubble.
The series is part of the World Test Championship. It was postponed from March this year following the outbreak of COVID-19.
The Chief Executive Officer CEO of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board Ashley de Silva said that “England will arrive around 3 January and they will have about 11 days before the first Test, which will be played from 14-18 January. The second Test will take place from 23-27 January,”
According to De Silva, “they will play two warm-up matches amongst themselves. De Silva said that the England team would quarantine themselves for 14 days in the UK prior to leaving for Sri Lanka.”
The CEO added that “Sri Lanka won’t have to go into a quarantine period because the majority of the players would be taking part in the LPL, which ends on 16 December and the team will be leaving on a chartered flight on 17 December,” “It is bubble to bubble. First, they will take two days off, then they will start training and then play a 3-day warm-up match in Benoni (against a South African Invitation XI from 20-22 December), before going into the Test match at Centurion on 26 December,” he said.
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