Reports: Sri Lanka Could Stage The India-England Test Series Next Year

Reports: Sri Lanka Could Stage The India-England Test Series Next Year

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Sri Lanka could serve as a venue for one of the most significant Test series in the near future. With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of slowing in India, Sri Lanka might stage the Test series between India and England next year. The Englishmen are scheduled to tour India for five Tests in January; however, Sri Lanka could be the country to host the rubber.

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The Englishmen also had a limited-overs tour of India scheduled for this year, which also got postponed. BCCI scrapped several other cricketing actions while the IPL moved to the UAE, slated to begin from the 19th of September. At present, India stands at number three for the most amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with the United States and Brazil above it.

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. (Credits: Twitter)

England are slated to visit Sri Lanka in January next year to complete their Test series in the nation, initially scheduled for March 2020 and postponed due to the global health crisis. The visitors flew back to England in the middle of their warm-up match at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo as the disease began exploding in the UK. There remains a possibility of Joe Root’s men staying back after their two Tests get completed after Sri Lankan Cricket brought up the suggestion.

Sri Lanka was one of the contenders to host the IPL:

R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo
R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Photo

The island nation was also one of the countries, who remained in line to stage the 13th season of the IPL. The national team’s many series have also got postponed; however, Bangladesh’s visit has stood confirmed in October, which was initially booked for July. The white-ball visits from South Africa and India stood deferred as well while the Lankan Premier League had to be postponed to November, originally slated to take place in August.

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