It is going to be England’s penultimate sequence within the ICC World Check Championship.© AFP
England and Sri Lanka will lock horns in a two-match Check sequence slated to start from January 14 subsequent 12 months, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Wednesday. The England sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka was postponed in March this 12 months as a result of coronavirus pandemic, and the rearranged tour will now be held behind closed doorways in Galle. The primary Check will get underway on January 14 whereas the second Check can be performed from January 22 to 26. “The England and Wales Cricket Board and Sri Lanka Cricket have agreed to biosecurity and journey plans for what’s a rearranged tour following the postponement in March as a result of COVID-19 pandemic,” ECB mentioned in an official assertion.
England will depart on a chartered flight on January 2 and can be topic to quarantine in Hambantota. Throughout this era, the group will be capable of practice and put together for 5 days from January 5-9, on the Mahinda Rajapaksa Worldwide Cricket Stadium.
The 2-match Check sequence varieties a part of the ICC World Check Championship. This can be England’s penultimate sequence within the inaugural event, they usually hope to conclude their marketing campaign in opposition to India in February, topic to affirmation of the India tour schedule.
Earlier this week, the three-match ODI sequence between England and South Africa was postponed after some optimistic COVID-19 instances have been reported. Whereas a Proteas participant examined optimistic earlier than the primary ODI on December 4, two members of the resort workers examined optimistic on December 6 and consequently, the postponed opening ODI needed to be cancelled.
On the identical day, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) mentioned there have been two members of its touring occasion who returned with unconfirmed optimistic COVID outcomes. Consequently, a day later, the ODI sequence was known as off. Nevertheless, it was later confirmed that these two members of England’s touring occasion weren’t identified with having coronavirus.
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