England’s 14-run victory in the Ashes. Photo by GETTY IMAGE.
The Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka (SLC) has agreed to hold the England Test series in Sri Lanka early next year if necessary due to the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic .
With the spread of COVID-19 in India, England’s five – match Test series in India early next year could be in doubt, and Sri Lanka Cricket is willing to host the match, ” The Island ‘sports correspondent Rex Clement reports.
After the two Tests in Sri Lanka in January next year, England are likely to stay out of the series against India, the report said. England will return to Sri Lanka in March this year to end the postponed series.
“England have been given some idea of the possibility of staying in the squad to finish the series against India after two Tests in Sri Lanka.
As England prepare for the two – match Test series last March due to the Kovid epidemic, the team returned home with the hope of playing again next January.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has had to shift the IPL to the United Arab Emirates as the limited overs tour of England scheduled for September has been postponed due to the epidemic in India.
However, a senior official of the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on condition of anonymity that it would not be able to agree to such a proposal at the moment.
Sri Lanka is in a better position than India with regard to Kovid 19, but Sri Lanka Cricket’s bid to host the Premier League has been postponed until next November. The Bangladesh tournament is expected to be held in October after being postponed to last July.