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SLC to send 22 players, 10 support staff to South Africa

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has agreed to accommodate a 32-member contingent from Sri Lanka for the forthcoming tour.

SLC to send 22 players, 10 support staff to South Africa

Generally, a visiting team takes 15 to 16 players on tour. However, considering the restrictions caused by Covid-19, it would be nearly impossible to send replacements in the event of injuries.

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SLC will not be required to pay for the extra players on tour.

Sri Lanka is scheduled to play two Test matches (26-30 December in Centurion and 3-7 January in Johannesburg) as part of the ICC’s World Test Championship.

Sri Lanka’s 32-member squad will consist of 22 players and 10 support staff including a team doctor.

As per the new ICC guidelines, it has been mandatory to send a doctor with the team.

Telecasts in USA

Interestingly, the Test matches in South Africa will be shown live in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

CSA has entered into a long-term deal with Willow TV, the only 24-hour live cricket channel in the USA.

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