England’s recent tour to Sri Lanka, which was abruptly cancelled shortly before the first Test got under way in Galle, has now been rescheduled to January 2021.
Sri Lankan Cricket chief executive Ashley de Silva has told the Daily News that Joe Root and his charges will return in the new year to commence the tour.
The first clash between the two teams were set to start on 19 March but the increased risk and spreading of the coronavirus at the time meant the tour was ended without a ball being bowled in order for England to return home as quickly as possible.
‘We are in the process of rescheduling the tours that have been postponed,’ said De Silva.
England has been already rescheduled for the month of January next year but the dates have not been finalised.
The English Cricket Board, though, are yet to confirm the rescheduling of the tour from their side.
The Proteas’ scheduled June tour to Sri Lanka has also since been postponed, with a possible later date set to be confirmed.
‘At the same time, we are also looking at exploring the possibility of rescheduling postponed tours and looking at the windows which are available and alternatives, too. South Africa is one of the tours which we are looking at rescheduling. We are engaged in discussions with the member countries and see how it can be planned out.’
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