• Key dates for England’s SA tour

    With England’s tour of South Africa confirmed with three T20Is and three ODIs, here are all the details you need to know.

    The matches will take place behind closed doors in Cape Town and Paarl from next month.

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) have agreed to bio-security and travel plans for what will be the first international tour undertaken by an England cricket team since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

    CSA approved the plans with the South African government earlier this week granting exemptions for inbound travel for the England players and management.

    Eoin Morgan’s squad will depart from London on a chartered flight on Monday, 16 November. The touring party will be based in Cape Town. Ahead of the T20I series, the squad will train at Western Province Cricket Club. They will play three intra-squad practice matches – two T20s and one 50-over game – before the series starts.

    The three T20Is start on Friday, 27 November at Newlands, Cape Town. The second match of the series will be played at Boland Park, Paarl on Sunday, 29 November. Newlands will host the third match on Tuesday, 1 December.

    The three-match ODI series, which are part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, starts at Newlands on Friday, 4 December. The second match will be played at Boland Park on Sunday, 6 December, and the final game of the tour will take place on Wednesday, 9 December at Newlands.

    England Tour of South Africa:

    Monday, 16 November: Touring party departs from London to Cape Town

    Saturday, 21 November: 50-over intra-squad practice match. Newlands, Cape Town.

    Monday, 23 November: Two T20 intra-squad practice matches. Boland Park, Paarl.

    Friday, 27 November: 1st T20I South Africa vs England, Newlands, Cape Town (6pm SAST)

    Sunday, 29 November: 2nd T20I South Africa vs England, Boland Park, Paarl (2:30pm)

    Tuesday, 1 December: 3rd T20I South Africa vs England, Newlands, Cape Town (6pm)

    Friday, 4 December: 1st ODI South Africa vs England, Newlands, Cape Town (1pm)

    Sunday, 6 December: 2nd ODI South Africa vs England, Boland Park, Cape Town (10am)

    Wednesday, 9 December: 3rd ODI South Africa vs England, Newlands, Cape Town (1pm)

    Thursday, 10 December: Touring party departs from Cape Town to London.

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    Craig Lewis