England could again be on their way to South Africa at the end of the year for a short ODI and T2oI series against the Proteas.
After recently spending close to three months here, Afrikaans publication Netwerk24 now reports that Eoin Morgan’s charges could be set to face the Proteas again in three T20Is and three ODI matches in December.
The tour will only take place should this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia be postponed during an important ICC meeting next week.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to great uncertainty over the logistical and practical possibility of staging the event in Australia in October and November.
Should it be moved to a later date as a result, then the ICC’s proposed schedule will be adjusted, creating opportunities for new tours and series.
A tour by England will, however, be a massive financial boost for Cricket South Africa. But, if it does take place in December then it will most likely clash with the third edition of the Mzansi Super League.
CSA, though, stated a while ago that the MSL could already be postponed to January next year due to Covid-19, which will pave the way for an exciting England tour.
The governing body also confirmed that a three-match T20I series between India and the Proteas in South Africa in August has been agreed to, should the two governments allow it.
Next week’s ICC meeting will also determine whether or not South Africa’s tour of the West Indies will go ahead after it was rescheduled due to the Caribbean team’s tour of England.
The Proteas struggled against the English in their recent Test, ODI and T2oI series, losing both the four-match Test and T20I series, while the ODIs ended in a 1-1 draw.
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