England hopes tour to South Africa goes ahead
Given England’s tour of South Africa, it has been decided that the team will be allowed to train during their quarantine period following an agreement.
ESPNcricinfo understands that the Government of South Africa has agreed to waive general requirements for visitors from counties considered ‘high risk’ in the context of the Kovid-19 infection. Formal confirmation of the tour is imminent.
As a result, the ECB is expected to fly to Cape Town, which will arrive on 17 November, approximately 10 minutes after the first international match. The squad will stay at the Vineyard Hotel and train, initially at least, at the Western Province Cricket Club ground, where they will play inter-squad warm-up games. South Africa would later join him in the same hotel.
Had the South African government refused permission to dispense, the touring party would have been obliged to quarantine in their hotel rooms for at least a week at the start of the tour. The ECB appears to have refused to visit under these circumstances.
The squad would still be obliged to quarantine, but they would be allowed to train and use parts of the hotel during that period.
The sides will play three ODIs and three T20Is on the tour. All matches will be played behind closed doors to be split between Newlands (in Cape Town) and Boland Park (in Paarl).
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This would be the first action for the South African men’s national team after returning home from India in March, when the epidemic occurred. In that time, he postponed the series in Sri Lanka and West Indies and has been unable to host India for three T20Is. While hosting a large touring party in England would cost more than 40 people, it could prove crucial for a board desperate for tour income.
Addressing the tour’s prospects during the Chance to Shine charity event, England captain, Eoin Morgan, acknowledged the importance of maintaining international cricket in this period of uncertainty, and said he looked forward to the challenge, Even though it is hot on the heels of his stint in the IPL.
“There is a huge responsibility going on not only for the fixtures of our country, but for the convenience of other countries around the world,” Morgan said. He said, “We will do what we can to try and get cricket back, as it means that there is a huge amount of money for people in lockdowns in their own countries, and at the same time cricket is an economic form for South Africa. Than also. “
“We know that we were worried that we would not bowl a ball all summer and that would have a damaging effect,” he said, adding, “Perhaps cricket is more grounded than any other part of the game.” be brought. Love to get down, because the last series we played was incredible. “
England won the T20I leg of their white-ball tour of South Africa in February last year, with the ODI draw 1–1, and South Africa captain Quinton de Kock also reiterating the possibility of a return series.
“If the boys think I’m sure it will be a good series once again,” he said prospectively during the Shine event. “The world watched the last series, even though we lost, we still played incredible cricket, so did England. We are hoping it will go on, but with the epidemic, who knows?”
Meanwhile, talks are continuing on a short tour of Pakistan in mid-January. While the ECB is clearly keen to tour, there is an acknowledgment that Team B or C may be some of the team. Already with England committed to a two-Test series in Sri Lanka, and some players have committed to T20 franchise cricket – the ECB will not insist anyone take part on this tour – the series will be held by fringe players. Can prove to be an opportunity for
As things stand, the BCCI says that their tour will be staged against England in India. While the BCCI has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Emirates Cricket Board forging close ties, they are currently opposing suggestions that a tour of England will be staged at the UAE. Instead, they are looking at options that include hosting all the Tests in Mumbai and cutting the number of scheduled matches.
Whether this is a viable plan or an attempt to shift the public’s expectation for the next IPL season, which is due in March, is unclear. At this stage, it seems that, when the England tour schedule is published, it may well provide a place in India. But, with the MoU acting as a safety net, it is likely that the games will be played in the United Arab Emirates.