The much awaited itinerary for India’s tour of South Africa coming up at the end of the year has finally been announced.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) released the final schedule for the three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is to be played between the two sides late on Wednesday.
The T20I matches will see both the men’s and women’s teams from both sides feature on the same day according to the latest schedule.
“We are pleased to finally announce the complete schedule of international cricket starting tomorrow with the first Sunfoil Test match against Bangladesh,” CSA chief Haroon Lorgat said at a news release.
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“It is going to be a very busy home season with both India and Australia touring in the new year. This will be a big season for the Standard Bank Proteas and a real treat for our fans,” he added.
“The Momentum Proteas will also be involved with double header T20 International matches between South Africa and India. Featuring both our men’s and women’s teams on the same day is going to be a very special occasion and most fitting for the women’s game which is growing and attracting its own fans.”
“This is now the time when none of us can wait for the action to start,” the CSA chief said in conclusion.
India are scheduled to arrive at the Africa nation on December 28 following their recently added Test series at home against Sri Lanka.
CSA and the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) had initially agreed to play four Test instead of the now scheduled three. This included the traditional Boxing Day Test starting on December 26.
However, owing to the last-minute addition of Sri Lanka’s visit to India’s calendar, South Africa’s Boxing Day opponents will be neighbours Zimbabwe in a four day-night Test subject to ICC approval.
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