England set to tour South Africa after government gives green light
Even a week ago, it was on the air that South Africa Cricket (CSA) are on verge of suffering a ban in international cricketer due to their government’s interference in cricket. But things have finally come under control as they have given a green light to England, who will travel to their country to play three ODIs and as many T20Is from November 27 to December 9.
England will depart on a charter flight – which will reportedly cost the ECB USD490,000. Four of the games will be at Newlands and the others at nearby Paarl. The visitors will also play intra-squad games at both venues. No fans will be in attendance, and the players and support staff will be kept in a bio-secure bubble to minimise the risk of contracting or spreading Covid-19.
Kugandrie Govender, CSA acting chief executive said the series will take place as planned and they will also look to play against Sri Lanka in December.
“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,” she said.
South Africa will return to international cricket after more than 8 months due to the pandemic.