Mumbai: Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Wednesday that England would travel to South Africa for a limited-overs match. The tour starts at the end of November, with all matches to be played without spectators in Cape Town and nearby Paarl, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Wednesday.
The CSA has received government approval for the tour, which will feature three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals between November 27 and December 9, with the first 10-day quarantine period to be faced.
CSA chief executive Kugandrie Govender said the governing body set out to develop its plans for England, which had recently hosted Ireland, the West Indies, Pakistan, and Australia in a bio-bubble environment.
“This is a first for us and we are committed to learning quickly and with great responsibility as we have an action-packed international season,” Govender said in a media release on Wednesday.
“The fact that England is the defending (ODI) World Cup champions will add tremendously to two series and give our own players every motivation to do their best to challenge the reigning champions.”
The Chief Executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board, Tom Harrison, confirmed that the team would go to Cape Town on a chartered flight and praised CSA’s plans for the bio-bubble.
“I would like to personally thank Cricket South Africa for their efforts in ensuring this tour and their diligent work to create a safe environment for our players and staff,” he said.
“They are working tirelessly to pull up the bio-safe plan in Cape Town and Parle. We are grateful to the game that we do everything we can to advance international competition during this epidemic,” he added.