England will visit Sri Lanka in January 2021 for a two-Test series. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed this.
Let me tell you that this tour of England was earlier scheduled to be played in March 2020, but it was postponed for next year due to Corona epidemic.
Both the Test matches in January will be played under the World Test Championship.
England team will be able to practice after three days of quarantine
The Test series will begin on January 14 with the first match. After this, the second and final Test will be played from 22 January. Both the Tests have been hosted by Galle.
The England team will leave for Hambantota on 2 January on a chartered flight, where the visiting team will undergo a quarantine process.
After this, the English team will be able to train and practice at the Mahindra Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.
Sri Lanka will visit South Africa this month
Sri Lanka will tour South Africa later this month, just before the Test series against England, where they will play a two-match Test series from 26 December to 07 January.
Test series could not be possible due to Corona
Earlier, when the England team was present in Sri Lanka in February-March 2020 and playing practice matches before the Test series, the Corona epidemic started spreading rapidly.
Meanwhile, due to the increasing impact of the global epidemic, the England team had returned to their country before the Test series. Since then, both cricket boards were considering to re-organize this series.
Before this, Sri Lanka was considering a series with Bangladesh
With the series against England, international cricket will return to Sri Lanka after the end of the Corona epidemic.
Earlier Sri Lanka was considering hosting a three-Test series against Bangladesh. But the series could not be decided, as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) refused to comply with the 14-day mandatory quarantine period and asked the SLC to postpone the series further.
Full schedule of England’s tour of Sri Lanka
2 January: England team will leave from London for Hambantota.
In the same way, there are many more.5-9 January: Mahinda Rajapaksa of Hambantota will train and practice at the International Cricket Stadium.
In the same way, there are many more.14-18 January: Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle.
In the same way, there are many more.22–26 January: Sri Lanka v England, Second Test, Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle.
In the same way, there are many more.27 January: England return home from Sri Lanka.