England in South Africa 2009-10 June 17, 2009

England add extra warm-ups to SA tour

Cricinfo staff

England's forthcoming winter tour of South Africa will start six days earlier than originally planned, after the two boards agreed to schedule an extra pair of warm-up games ahead of the two T20Is and five ODIs that are already in the itinerary.

England's original plan had been to play a solitary 20-over warm-up match against South Africa A at Bloemfontein on November 10, before their opening Twenty20 international at the Wanderers three days later.

Now, they have lined up two 50-over fixtures against a Board President's XI at Bloemfontein and Kimberley on November 6 and 8, and will arrive in the country on November 1.