Amid the ongoing crisis, Cricket South Africa (CSA) Tuesday confirmed that Sri Lanka will visit for a two-match Test series, which falls under the World Test Championship cycle, in December-January 2020-21. The two Tests, at Centurion (December 26-30) and Johannesburg (January 3-7), will fill the traditional Boxing Day and New Years’ slots.
The series against Sri Lanka will follow a limited-overs visit from England (three T20Is, three ODIs) in November-December, which has already received a go-ahead from the South African government.
“Cricket South Africa (CSA) is pleased to announce a busy international programme of home international fixtures for the 2020/2021 season against England, Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan – all for crucial points in either the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League (CWCSL) or the ICC World Test Championship (WTC)” CSA announced in a statement.
“We are delighted to announce the schedule of men’s international cricket for the home season,” commented CSA Acting CEO, Kugandrie Govender. “It is an absolute pleasure to deliver more good news for our cricket-loving fans to consume, following last week’s confirmed tour against England and domestic season launch.
South Africa’s men’s team has not played any cricket since the abandonment of the tour of India in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sri Lanka men’s Tour to South Africa
Saturday, 26-30 December 2020 at 10:00 SAST:
1st Betway Test match (WTC) South Africa v Sri Lanka, SuperSport Park, Centurion
Sunday, 03-07 January 2021 at 10:00 SAST:
2nd Betway Test match (WTC) South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg