The tour of Sri Lanka will continue in January, with two Test matches behind closed doors in the gallery, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday.
After postponing the series in March due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the ECB and Sri Lanka Cricket have agreed to a revamped tour biosafety and travel plans.
The England Touring Party will arrive in Sri Lanka on January 3 and play two tests in Galle from January 14 and January 22.
A quarantine will be imposed in Hambantota when tourists arrive in Sri Lanka. During that period, players will be able to train for five days from January 5-9 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.
England will fly out of South Africa on Thursday, following a three-match ODI series following several positive COVID-19 tests.
Following the Sri Lanka series, England are hoping to complete the World Test Championship campaign with the India tour in February, subject to revision of the India tour schedule.
England’s last completed Test tour in Sri Lanka was a 3-0 series win in November 2018.


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