SL set to tour SA for two Tests

26 Oct 2020


COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will travel to South Africa in December to play a two-Test series, a local media report said on Sunday, marking their return to international cricket after a 10-month gap due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Since hosting West Indies for a limited-overs series in February, Sri Lanka cricketers have seen a number of fixtures, including Test matches against England and a limited-overs series against India, postponed because of the pandemic.

The team under Dimuth Karunaratne will play a two-Test series beginning on Dec 26 though venues have not been finalised yet, The Island newspaper reported while quoting Sri Lanka Cricket officials.

The first match is set be played in Durban or Port Elizabeth, with Cape Town the likely venue for the New Year Test.

Sri Lanka last toured South Africa in 2019, becoming the first Asian team to win a Test series there.

Published in Dawn, October 26th, 2020