CSA announce summer fixtures
Cricket South Africa have announced the itineraries for the Zimbabwe and India tours during the 2017-18 season, as well as the women’s series between South Africa and India.
As announced previously, India will play three Test matches, six One-Day Internationals and three T20 International matches. The T20I matches will all be double-headers as they will also feature the Proteas Women in T20 International matches against the India women’s team.
Zimbabwe will play a 4-day day/night Test match – a first for the game – subject to ICC approval at their meeting next month while Australia will play four Test matches against the Proteas.
“We are pleased to finally announce the complete schedule of international cricket starting tomorrow with the first Sunfoil Test match against Bangladesh,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat. “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.
“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,” concluded Mr. Lorgat.
Booking for the India tour will open on Monday, November 13.
BANGLADESH TOUR ITINERARY
September 28-October 2: @ 10h00 1st Sunfoil Test match, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
October 6-10: @ 10h00 2nd Sunfoil Test match, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
October 12: Day @ 10h00 One-day tour match v SA Invitation XI, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
October 15: Day @ 10h00 1st Momentum ODI, Diamond Oval, Kimberley
October 18: Day @ 10h00 2nd Momentum ODI, Boland Park, Paarl
October 22: Day @ 10h00 3rd Momentum ODI, Buffalo Park, East London
October 26: Day/Night @ 18h00 1st KFC T20 International, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
October 29: Day @ 14h30 2nd KFC T20 International, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
ZIMBABWE TOUR ITINERARY
December 20-22: @ 14h00 Zimbabwe v SA Invitation XI, Boland Park, Paarl
December 26-29: @ 14h00 Day/Night Sunfoil Test match, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
INDIA MEN’S TOUR ITINERARY
December 30-31: Two-day warm-up match, Boland Park, Paarl (tbc)
January 5-9: @ 10h30 1st Sunfoil Test match, PPC Newlands, Cape Town
January 13-17: @10h00 2nd Sunfoil Test match, SuperSport Park, Centurion
January 24-28: @10h00 3rd Sunfoil Test match, Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg
February 1: D/N @ 13h30 1st Momentum ODI, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban
February 4: Day @ 10h00 2nd Momentum ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion
February 7: D/N @ 13h30 3rd Momentum ODI, PPC Newlands, Cape Town
February 10: D/N @ 13h30 4th Momentum ODI, Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg
February 13: D/N @ 13h30 5th Momentum ODI, St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
February 16: D/N @ 13h30 6th Momentum ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion
February 18: Day @ 14h30 1st KFC T20 International, Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg
February 21: D/N @ 18h00 2nd KFC T20 International, SuperSport Park, Centurion
February 24: D/N @ 18h00 3rd KFC T20 International, PPC Newlands, Cape Town
INDIA WOMEN’S TOUR ITINERARY
February 2: India warm-up match, Kovsies Oval, Bloemfontein
February 5: Day @ 10h00 1st ODI, Diamond Oval, Kimberley
February 7: Day @ 10h00 2nd ODI, Diamond Oval, Kimberley
February 10: Day @ 10h00 3rd ODI, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
February 13: Day @ 13h00 1st T20 International, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
February 16: Day @ 13h00 2nd T20 International, Buffalo Park, East London
February 18: Day @ 09h45 3rd T20 International, Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg
February 21: Day @ 13h00 4th T20 International, SuperSport Park, Centurion
February 24: Day @ 13h00 5th T20 International, PPC Newlands, Cape Town
February 22-24: Australia v SA Invitation XI, Sahara Park Willowmoore, Benoni
March 1-5: @ 10h00 1st Sunfoil Test match, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban
March 9-13: @10h00 2nd Sunfoil Test match, St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
March 22-26: @ 10h30 3rd Sunfoil Test match, PPC Newlands, Cape Town
March 30-April 3: @ 10h00 4th Sunfoil Test match, Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg
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