The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is set to tour South Africa for three IT20s and three ODIs. The games will be taking place behind closed doors in Cape Town and Paarl starting from 27th November. The English team will also play three intra-squad practice matches for both formats.
ECB and Cricket South Africa (CSA) got the green light for the series on Wednesday. The teams will be living in a biosecure bubble. This tour will be England’s first tour since the start of the pandemic. They have already played series against West Indies and Pakistan in England.
England’s tour of South Africa comes as a sigh of relief for the CSA. The cricketing body has been going through a tough spell. The bilateral series will help CSA to get much needed financial boost, while fans in the country will also get to see their team play after a long time.
The three IT20s will take place at Newlands on November 27, while the second game will be played at Boland Park on November 29. Newlands will host the third match on December 1.
The three-match ODI series is part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. Newlands will host two games, while Boland Park will be the venue for one game during the first week of December.