England to go ahead with Sri Lanka tour in spite of restrictions

England to go ahead with Sri Lanka tour in spite of restrictions

LONDON (AP) — English cricket authorities are self-confident the nationwide men’s side’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka will go in advance as scheduled even with the Asian group at the moment remaining in South Africa, the place clean vacation constraints have been imposed amid the pandemic.

British health secretary Matt Hancock explained Wednesday that any person who has been in South Africa in the previous two months really should self-isolate straightaway mainly because of a new variant of the virus there.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has been given assurances its players and personnel, who travelled back to Britain on Dec. 10 from an aborted tour of South Africa, are exempt from the order so will steer clear of acquiring to commit the festive period in quarantine.

The British government’s most up-to-date update put a refreshing query mark in excess of England’s tour of Sri Lanka up coming thirty day period, not least since the Sri Lankans are currently in South Africa getting ready for a examination collection.

Although continuing to liaise with its Sri Lanka counterparts, the ECB is optimistic the rearranged trip — consisting of two tests — will go forward.

“Regarding the England men’s examination squad and assistance employees, they will proceed to put together as regular in advance of the Sri Lanka take a look at tour,” the ECB claimed.

“The touring bash is due to go away on Jan. 2, 2021. The ECB will proceed to keep track of the ongoing scenario in respect of worldwide vacation and doing the job closely with Sri Lanka Cricket.”

Sri Lanka’s authorities has suspended industrial flights arriving from Britain, but the England crew will vacation on a privately chartered aircraft and therefore is not subject matter to the ban.

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