England set to tour South Africa after government gives green light

Despite several controversies, the series between England and South Africa will take place as planned. England team will depart for South Africa on November 16.

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.

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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.

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