Despite the restrictions due to the ongoing coronovirus epidemic in the summer of 2020 after hosting the West Indies, Ireland, Pakistan and Australia, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has now announced the schedule of women’s and visually impaired cricket as well as men’s cricket team for the summer of 2021.
As per the current plans of the ECB, the Mains cricket team is set to play a three-match ODI series and a three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka and several T20 matches with Pakistan. The highlight of the schedule is the five-match Test series against India from 4 August to 14 September at five different locations at Trent Bridge, Lords, Headingley, The Oval and Emirates Old Trafford.
The England women’s team will play the Horns against South Africa in the ODI and T20 series and then go on to tour England. England’s visionary team also plans to host Australia in a limited-overs series in August.
In addition to the above tours, the England cricket team is open to host an extra men’s bilateral series, but is waiting for the confirmation of the International Cricket Council (ICC) schedule World test championship. It is anticipated that the ICC may host the final of the Test Championship in June 2021.
The Cricket Board has decided to sell tickets for Men’s matches through a ticket ballot. Normal sale tickets will be available from 12 January 2021. In addition, viewers will get a full refund if there is a change in venue or time due to a match cancellation or an outbreak of coronovirus.
Tom Harrison joins England for Summer 2021
Speaking about the 2021 schedule, the Chief Executive Officer of the ECB, Tom Harrison, said that he had an amazing summer of international cricket in 2020, which entertained fans in these difficult times. He said the board hopes to host matches with fans at the stadium next year.
He said, ‘We experienced a wonderful summer of international cricket with some memorable performances this year, and we know how much people enjoyed it at home. Next year, we get to see another big international event, centering the thrill of the five-Test series against India, the white ball series for our men and women and the Ashes series for our visually challenged team Forces, ”Harrison said.
“It’s an exciting prospect for England fans, and while Kovid means there is still a great deal of uncertainty, we really hope to be able to welcome fans to the field safely next year so that Stadiums across the country can bring that unique atmosphere. ” Added.
Provisional 2021 England men’s domestic international
England Men’s Series against Sri Lanka
Tuesday 29 June, first ODI, Emirates Riverside Durham
Thursday 1 July, second ODI, Kia Oval
Sunday 4 July, 3rd ODI, Bristol County Ground
England Men’s series against Pakistan
Thursday 8 July, First ODI, Sofia Gardens, Cardiff
Saturday 10 July, Second ODI, Lords
Tuesday 13 July, third ODI, Edgbaston
Friday 16 July, the first IT20, Trent Bridge
Sunday 18 July, 2nd IT20, Emerald Headingley
Tuesday 20 July, 3rd IT20, Emirates Old Trafford
England Men’s Test Series against India
August 4-8, first test match, Trent Bridge
12–16 August, second test match, Lords
25–29 August, third test match, Emerald Headingley
2-6 sept, 4th test match, Kia Oval
10-14 sept, 5th Test match, Emirates Old Trafford