CSA confirm visits from Oz, Kiwis, England
South African cricket fans can look forward to a bumper home programme of international matches over the course of the next 18 months, involving series against New Zealand, England and Australia.
Cricket South Africa had already announced details of England’s tour to South Africa in December 2015 and January – February 2016, which will consist of four Test matches, five ODIs and two T20 Internationals.
This will be followed by Australia’s tour to South Africa in February – March 2016 when three T20 International matches will be played ahead of the 2016 edition of the ICC World Twenty20 in India. Australia will then return later to South Africa in October 2016 to play three ODIs.
CSA have now also finalised details of New Zealand’s tour to South Africa in August 2015 when two T20 International matches and three ODIs will be played.
"It will be a season for our fans to look forward to," commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat
"Our latest FTP announcements will make next season one of the busiest programmes of home internationals we have had in a very long time. I am certain that our fans will enjoy competing against New Zealand, England and Australia, all in one season.
"New Zealand and Australia are both playing outstanding limited overs cricket at the moment while our Test series against England over the years have always been epic encounters.
"Playing three T20s against Australia just before the ICC World T20 is ideal for the Proteas. We are grateful to Cricket Australia for having agreed to split their visit to South Africa in 2016 so that we can deliver a full programme of fixtures."
NZ Tour Itinerary
14 August 2015: 1st T20 International, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
16 August 2015: 2nd T20 International, SuperSport Park
19 August 2015: 1st ODI, SuperSport Park
23 August 2015: 2nd ODI, Senwes Park
26 August 2015: 3rd ODI, Sahara Stadium Kingsmea
England tour Itinerary (as previously announced)
December 11: England arrive in SA
December 15-17: SA Invitation XI v England, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
December 20-22: SA Invitation XI v England, Pietermaritzburg Oval
December 26-30: 1st Test match, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban
January 2-6: 2nd Test match, Newlands, Cape Town
January 14-18: 3rd Test match, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
January 22-26: 4th Test match, SuperSport Park, Centurion
January 30: 1-day tour match, Diamond Oval, Kimberley
February 3: 1st ODI, Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein
February 6: 2nd ODI, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
February 9: 3rd ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion
February 12: 4th ODI, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
February 14: 5th ODI, Newlands, Cape Town
February 17: T20 tour match, SA Invitation XI v England, Boland Park, Paarl
February 19: 1st T20 International, Newlands, Cape Town
February 21: 2nd T20 International, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
As for away tours, CSA also confirmed the schedule for the Proteas tour to Bangladesh in July. The Proteas will be involved in two T20 Internationals, three ODI’s and two Test matches over five weeks
Bangladesh tour Itinerary
05 July 2015: 1st T20 International, Dhaka
07 July 2015: 2nd T20 International, Dhaka
10 July 2015: 1st ODI, Dhaka
12 July 2015: 2nd ODI, Dhaka
15 July 2015: 3rd ODI, Chittagong
21 July 2015: 1st Test, Chittagong
30 July 2015: 2nd Test, Dhaka
England Cricket has no ‘silver bullet’ to fix red-ball cricket as 2022 fixtures released
The season is set to start on April 7, with four successive weeks of red-ball matches, and finish on September 26 – with no championship fixtures in A
South Africa coach Mark Boucher charged with gross misconduct
Mark Boucher has been accused of discrimination.
Tahlia McGrath’s match-winning innings one of the best I’ve seen – Tammy Beaumont
Australia drew first blood in the Women’s Ashes against England.
Women’s Ashes: England lose opener as Tahlia McGrath stars for Australia
The all-rounder took three for 26 and then hit a match-winning 91 not out.
T20 Cricket: Phil Salt out to make more memories at Barbados’ Kensington Oval
Salt watched plenty of cricket at the ground growing up on the Caribbean island.
England in the West Indies: Jason Roy marks return with rapid century in Barbados
The batter hit a 36-ball hundred as the tourists easily beat a Barbados Cricket Association President’s XI.
ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup
ICC Under 19 World Cup: India keep on winning, Australia bounce back
India made it two wins from two at the ICC Under 19 World Cup.
South Africa vs India: ‘We played close to the perfect game’ – Bavuma
South Africa beat India by 31 runs.
Women’s Ashes: England captain Heather Knight wants ‘really aggressive’ start
The the multi-format series gets under way with the first of three Twenty20 matches on Thursday.