Sri Lanka tour of South Africa to go ahead as planned

Sri Lanka tour of South Africa to go ahead as planned

Sri Lanka tour of South Africa to go ahead as planned

Written by Zulfick Farzan

10 Dec, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Sri Lanka Cricket jointly confirmed the two-match, Test Series scheduled to be played in Centurion and Johannesburg from 26 December will continue as planned.

The series, which forms part of the ICC World Test Championship, is still on course and the organizations look forward to a successful and competitive clash between two teams that are equally thrilled to return to red-ball action, said a statement.

Discussions SLC held with the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports of Sri Lanka, Namal Rajapaksa ended with the decision to honour the commitments made under the FTP.

This was followed by an assessment conducted by the SLC Medical Unit headed by Professor Arjuna De Silva, who advised SLC to proceed with the series.

The Sri Lanka Men’s team will leave for South Africa as scheduled, while Head Coach Mickey Arthur, accompanied by a health specialist will travel with immediate effect to South Africa to further assess the situation and make necessary arrangements for the team’s arrival.

Test Series against Sri Lanka

Saturday, 26-30 December 2020 at 10:00 SAST:
1st Betway Test match (WTC) South Africa v Sri Lanka, SuperSport Park, Centurion

Sunday, 03-07 January 2021 at 10:00 SAST:
2nd Betway Test match (WTC) South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

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