Only two Tests to ease crowded schedule

2011-05-06 00:00

AUSTRALIA’S 2011 series in South Africa has been reduced to two Tests instead of three.

The International Cricket Council’s updated Future Tours programme on its website lists the tour in October and November as comprising two Tests, two T20s and three one-day internationals. South Africa and Australia have always played three-Test series since the Proteas’ return to international cricket in 1991.

It’s believed this year’s change is to ease a crowded schedule for players because of the Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20 tournaments.

Cricket South Africa will announce the fixtures today.

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