Proteas’ Boxing Day / New Year’s Tests v Sri Lanka WILL go ahead

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Sri Lanka Cricket have jointly confirmed that their two-Test series scheduled to be played in Centurion and Johannesburg will go ahead as planned.

SRI LANKA COACH WILL ASSESS THE SITUATION

The series forms part of the ICC World Test Championship.

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

The sides will only play Tests, with no T20Is nor ODIs scheduled.

CSA Acting CEO, Kugandrie Govender said: “Cricket South Africa appreciates the ongoing support from Sri Lanka Cricket under the leadership of Ashley de Silva, who has never wavered in its willingness to engage us in important and open discussions around our plans and the state of our readiness for the tour. We are thankful that these discussions have allayed any trepidation around CSA’s ability to successfully host home tours in these unpredicted times.

“As always, we are excited to host the Sri Lankan team in this important, World Test Championship series that will yield crucial points towards the points table for the eventual winners. We are also certain that cricket fans around the world will tune in for another series of thrilling cricket on display.”

Proteas’ Test Series against Sri Lanka:

December 26-30, 2020: 1st Test, South Africa v Sri Lanka, SuperSport Park – 10:00

January 3-7, 2021: 2nd Test, South Africa v Sri Lanka, Wanderers – 10:00

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