England will be touring South Africa for 3 T20Is & 3 ODIs which will be played between November 27 and December 9. The England & Wales Cricket Board confirmed the development earlier today. The series will see England resume their international cricket circle after their series against West Indies. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) have agreed to biosecurity and travel plans for what will be the first international tour undertaken by an England cricket team since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Meanwhile, Cricket South Africa had discussions with the South African government earlier this week granting exemptions for the travel of England players. Eoin Morgan and his men will be travelling from London on November 16 via a charted flight. They will set their base in Cape Town.
England To Tour South Africa For ODI, T20I series
The squad will train at Western Province Cricket Club before the start of the T20I series. They will play three intra-squad practice matches – two T20s and one 50-over game – before the series starts.
The two T20Is will be played on November 27 (Cape Town) and November 29 (Paarl). Cape Town will host the third match on December 1.
The three ODIs, which will be a part of ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, starts at Newlands on Friday 4 December. The second game will be played on Paarl on Sunday, December 6 and back to Cape Town for the third again on Wednesday 9 December.
Tom Harrison, ECB’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are looking forward to touring South Africa. I would like to personally thank Cricket South Africa for their efforts in ensuring this tour goes ahead and their diligent work to create an environment that is safe for our players and staff. They are working tirelessly to pull together a bio-secure plan in Cape Town and Paarl.”
He concluded by saying that the ECB will do everything possible from their end to ensure a safe series being played out between the two teams in this pandemic period.