Sri Lanka on Thursday confirmed going ahead with its tour of South Africa even as England abandoned a three-match series against the Proteas after two players tested positive for the coronavirus. SLC’s medical staff has held talks with its CSA counterparts and is now confident that Sri Lanka will be able to undertake the South Africa tour with little risk of players contracting Covid-19. 0. Is England's use of signals from the balcony a big deal? Sri Lanka have confirmed that they will tour South Africa for the forthcoming two-match Test Series scheduled to be played in Centurion and Johannesburg from December 26. Top 10 On the tour they played 4 first-class matches, 5 List A matches and a single Test match. [8], Sri Lankan international Test cricket tours abroad, First-class: Leicestershire v Sri Lankans, 50-over: England Cricket Board XI v Sri Lankans, South African cricket team in England in 1998, "Hathurusinghe steers Sri Lanka to victory", International Test cricket tours of Sri Lanka, International one day cricket against Sri Lanka, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sri_Lankan_cricket_team_in_England_in_1998&oldid=988856183, International cricket competitions from 1997–98 to 2000, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Read full article Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday confirmed that the two-match Test series slated to begin from December 26 will go ahead as planned. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has agreed to send the team to South Africa, This was confirmed by CSA (acting) president Rihan Richards. England left their biosecure hotel in Cape Town to play golf at several locations, which South Africa's interim board chair Zak Yacoob described as "lax", but necessary to keep their visitors happy. In a meeting that the SLC's medical team had with their ECB counterparts on Wednesday, the latter's medical officers are also understood to have supported the idea that a tour of South Africa can be completed without a breaching of the bio-secure bubble. Sri Lanka confirm tour of South Africa starting Dec 26 Cape Town, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka have confirmed that they will tour South Africa for the forthcoming two … "Cricket South Africa appreciates the ongoing support from Sri Lanka Cricket under the leadership of Ashley de Silva, who has never wavered in its willingness to engage us in important and open discussions around our plans and the state of our readiness for the tour," CSA's interim CEO Kugandrie Govender said. Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa confirmed. Twitter. [4] Jayawardene went on to claim a place in Sri Lanka's Test squad to face England. [5] The 16/220 claimed in the match is the 5th best bowling record in a match, a position it has stood in since the match. Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to field. L = Games lost Bipin Dani . 0. Colombo [Sri Lanka], December 9 (ANI): Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is considering cancelling the forthcoming tour of South Africa or may offer to host the Proteas at … Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa confirmed. On the tour they played 4 first-class matches, 5 List A matches and a single Test match. South Africa's planned tour of Sri Lanka in June has been postponed, the controlling bodies of the two countries announced on Monday. 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Sri Lanka Cricket will conduct a training camp at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, starting from 13 th November, 2020 focusing on the National team’s tour of South Africa.. 22 Players will take part in the 10-day training camp, which will be conducted under a ‘Bio-Secure Environment’. Trailing by 308 runs and having lost their top order, the Sri Lankans decided to declare, with the hope of giving their openers and top order some batting practice. Played in a round-robin format, all three teams played each other once, with the top two teams going through to a head-to-head final to decide the winner. Cricket South Africa (CSA) is working to reassure Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that its bio-bubble arrangements are secure, as SLC reconsider the forthcoming tour to South Africa … Colombo [Sri Lanka], December 9 (ANI): Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is considering cancelling the forthcoming tour of South Africa or may offer to host the Proteas at home after the three-match ODI series between England and South Africa was called off due to outbreak of coronavirus cases. NRR = Net run rate. Media Release. Saturday, 26-30 December 2020 at 10:00 SAST: 1st Betway Test match (WTC) South Africa v Sri Lanka, SuperSport Park, Centurion . Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to bat. They also competed in a tri-series tournament against England and South Africa, entitled the Emirates Triangular Tournament. They won the competition by defeating England in the final, also beating South Africa in the group stage. Find the complete scorecard of Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test Online 88. More than you might think, England are playing with a previously unimagined sense of adventure, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth spins himself into Jaffna history books, The hottest contest right now is Shahid Afridi vs the universe. They won the only Test, with Muttiah Muralitharan taking a career best 16/220 - the 5th best bowling figures in a match in Test cricket history. England beat Sri Lanka and finished top of the group. T = Games tied CSA say that Sri Lanka’s South African coach Mickey Arthur will repair to the country this week ahead of the arrival of the full squad with a view to assessing the situation. News desk - December 12, 2020. The first Test will be played from December 26 in … SLC had reconsidered the tour following England's withdrawal from their ODI series in South Africa last week. [1], The limited overs match against Hampshire, to be played at County Ground, Southampton on 12 July, was abandoned without a ball bowled. Lost = 0 points They won the only Test, with Muttiah Muralitharan taking a career best 16/220 - the 5th best bowling figures in a match in Test cricke… In particular, SLC has asked for better PCR testing protocols and the hospitality staff which will cater to the teams to be kept on site. Despite being able to enforce the follow-on, Hampshire instead decided to forfeit their second innings, giving the Sri Lankans a target of 309 runs off the last 89 overs of the final day to win, which they reached following an unbeaten century from Chandika Hathurusingha and 90 from Mahela Jayawardene. ", ALSO READ: Australia's tour of South Africa may move to Perth amid Covid-19 fallout. Has batting become easier in the second half of a Test in recent times? South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match 1998 - SL Tour of SA Fixtures. Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka in South Africa, 1998 Schedule, Match Timings, Venue Details, Upcoming Cricket Matches and Recent Results on Cricbuzz.com Sanath Jayasuriya had been hit on the hand four times in the first four overs, and it was agreed that it was too hazardous to play on. Sri Lanka’s team doctor, Daminda Attanayake, was insisting on stricter protocols. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has agreed to send the team to South Africa, This was confirmed by CSA (acting) president Rihan Richards. [2], The match's length was reduced after initial attempts to start a game had failed, due to problems with the pitch. SHARES . The Sri Lankan cricket team toured England in the 1998 season. Whatever happened to Craig Simmons, maker of the fastest BBL hundred? However, SLC's medical staff has held talks with its CSA counterparts and is now confident that Sri Lanka will be able to undertake the South Africa tour with little risk of players contracting Covid-19. Sri Lanka's two-Test tour of South Africa will commence with the Boxing Day Test at Centurion as per schedule, it was jointly decided by the two … The board was concerned about the possibility of Sri Lanka cricketers returning unwell, something that could put their home series against England in jeopardy with the first Test against England to start roughly a week after Sri Lanka's return. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is exploring the possibility of having the South Africa versus Sri Lanka two-match Test series, scheduled in South Africa later this month, in Sri Lanka. During the ODI series, South Africa's captain, Faf du Plessis, injured himself during the third match and was ruled out of the rest of the tour, including the one-off T20I fixture. … This decision was taken after an emergency meeting held at the SLC headquarters yesterday. Facebook. The Sri Lankan cricket team toured England in the 1998 season. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field. Tie or No result = 1 point It did not have List A status. You have come to the ESPN Africa edition, for other ESPN editions, click above. Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bat. Sri Lanka's Tour Of South Africa To Go Ahead As Planned, Confirm CSA, SLC. Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa is set to go ahead as expected after SLC’s medical staff confirmed they were satisfied with the bio-bubble arrangements being planned for the series. Worcestershire won the toss and elected to bat. [6], John Crawley also claimed a Test career best of 156 not out. Won = 2 points Share Tweet. 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W = Games won Both Tests in that England series will be played at Galle. 14/12/2020 12:20 PM ; Author : BIPIN DANI ; Img Source : sentinelassam The decision was taken after the discussions with the South Africa and Sri Lanka government officials. Fact or myth: Does twilight really make a difference in day-night Tests? Test Series against Sri Lanka. NR = Games with no result Sri Lanka have confirmed that they will tour South Africa for the forthcoming two-match Test Series scheduled to be played in Centurion and Johannesburg from December 26. Although England withdrew from their own tour, no England player was found to have contracted Covid-19 despite some false positives being returned at one stage. Quinton de Kock was named as the captain of South Africa for the last two ODIs of the series. In addition, it is understood that CSA has agreed to strengthen their bio-security protocols as per the SLC medical team's requests. 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