England’s cricket team will tour South Africa to play six limited-overs matches next month. The South African government has exempted the visiting team from travel restrictions associated with the corona virus. South Africa currently does not allow anyone from ‘high risk’ countries to visit their country and Britain is also included in this list of 22 countries.
The South African government, however, has relaxed the rules for the England team which will remain in Cape Town during the three-week tour. Three T20 Internationals and three ODIs will be played between the two teams. Four matches will be played at Newlands in Cape Town while two other matches will be held in the nearby city of Pearl. This means that England teams can stay in a biologically safe environment in the same hotel throughout the round.
Full schedule of England’s tour of South Africa
|The date||The match||field||Time (IST)|
|Friday, 27 November 2020||South Africa v England, 1st T2oI||New Lands, Cape Town||9:30 PM|
|Sunday, November 29, 2020||South Africa v England, 2nd T20I||Boland Park, Pearl||6:00 PM|
|Tuesday, 1 December 2020||South Africa v England, 3rd T20I||New Lands, Cape Town||9:30 PM|
|Friday, 4 December 2020||South Africa v England, 1st ODI||New Lands, Cape Town||4 pm; 30 pm|
|Sunday, 6 December 2020||South Africa v England, 2nd ODI||Boland Park, Pearl||1:30 PM|
|Wednesday, 9 December 2020||South Africa v England, 3rd ODI||New Lands, Cape Town||4 pm; 30 pm|
More than seven million confirmed cases of infection have been reported in South Africa. The England team will leave for South Africa on 16 November on a chartered flight. The T20 matches will be played on November 27 and 29 and December 1. One-day internationals will be held on December 4, 6 and 9. During these matches, spectators will not be allowed to come to the stadium. England players and staff are expected to remain in isolation for a week after reaching South Africa, but will be allowed to train during this time.