A short tour by the England cricket team to South Africa is a step closer after an agreement was reached that would allow the visitors to train while in quarantine.

The team will stay at a hotel in Cape Town while isolated after their arrival and will be allowed to prepare for the series at a local cricket club.

The tour which will include three ODIs and three T20 internationals and will see matches played at Newlands in Cape Town and Boland Park in Paarl with no spectators allowed.

England is expected to arrive in South Africa on November 17, 2020 with the first match scheduled 10 days later following their quarantine period.