England confirms tour to Sri Lanka in Jan 2021

    Joe Root heads for the team bus after England's tour match in Sri Lanka came to a premature end in March (Photo credit: AFP via Getty Images)

    England will tour Sri Lanka for two Tests behind closed doors in January 2021 – their penultimate series of the ICC World Test Championship.

    The England and Wales Cricket Board today announced that it has agreed to bio-security and travel plans for the rearranged tour.

    The original tour was postponed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    According to the ECB, the touring party will leave England on January 2nd 2020 and will quarantine in Hanbantota.

    The first Test will take place on January 14th-18th with the second Test on January 22nd-26th 2021.

    Following this series, England will face India in February (subject to confirmation) in the their final matches of the World Test Championship.

    World Test Championship Standings (Courtesy: icc-cricket.com)