October 21, 2020 10:30:52 pm
England will journey to South Africa for a four-match restricted overs tour beginning in late November, with all matches to be performed with out spectators in Cape Town and close by Paarl, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Wednesday.
CSA has obtained authorities approval for the tour, which is able to encompass three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals between Nov. 27 and Dec. 9, with the gamers to first face a 10-day quarantine interval.
CSA performing chief govt Kugandrie Govender stated the governing physique had drawn on the expertise of England, who not too long ago hosted Ireland, the West Indies, Pakistan and Australia in bio-bubble environments, to develop their very own plans.
“This is a first for us and we commit to learn quickly and with great responsiveness as we have an action-packed international season ahead of us,” Govender stated in a media launch from CSA on Wednesday.
“The fact that England are the current (ODI) World Cup champions will add tremendously to the two series and will give our own players every motivation to perform at their very best to challenge the reigning champions.”
Chief govt of the England and Wales Cricket Board, Tom Harrison, confirmed that the crew would fly to Cape Town on a chartered flight and praised the plans of CSA for the bio-bubble.
“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,” he stated.
“They are working tirelessly to pull collectively a bio-secure plan in Cape Town and Paarl.
“We owe it to the sport that we do everything we can to keep international competition progressing during this pandemic.”
England additionally toured South Africa in February. The three-match ODI series was drawn 1-1, however England claimed the T20 honours with a 2-1 win.
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