Dates set for tour to India

2015-07-29 06:00

THE Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday (27/07) jointly announced the fixture list for the Proteas’ tour of India which runs from the end of September to the beginning of December.

The tour will last for 72 days and consist of three T20 international matches, five ODIs and four test matches.

“I am delighted to confirm, together with the BCCI, the Proteas’ itinerary for our tour of India later this year,” said CSA chief executive, Haroon Lorgat.

“This will be the longest tour that we have undertaken to India and the first time we will play a four-test series. Both countries are now working to develop this into an iconic series.

“Of note will be the second test match to be played in Bangalore where the Proteas previously secured our only ever test series win over India in India in 2000. If all works out this will be AB de Villiers’ 100th test match and it could not be a more appropriate venue as it has become AB’s second home through his involvement with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

“I wish to thank the BCCI for all the hard work and I now look forward to the test series becoming an iconic one,” Lorgat said.

The tour itinerary is as follows:

) 29 September, D/N, T20 Tour match, Delhi (13:30 IST/10:00 CAT);

) 2 October, D/N, first T20 International, Dharamshala (13:30/10:00);

) 5 October, D/N, second T20 International, Cuttack (13:30/10:00);

) 8 October, D/N, third T20 International, Kolkata (13:30/10:00);

) 11 October, Day, first ODI, Kanpur (09:00/05:30);

) 14 October, D/N, second ODI, Indore (13:30/10:00);

) 18 October, D/N, third ODI, Rajkot (13:30/10:00);

) 22 October, D/N, fourth ODI, Chennai (13:30/10:00);

) 25 October, D/N, fifth ODI, Mumbai (13:30/10:00);

) 5-9 November, first test match, Mohali (09:30 to 06:00);

) 14-18 November, second test match, Bangalore (09:30 to 06:00)

) 25-29 November, third test match, Nagpur (09:30 to 06:00); and

) 3-7 December, fourth test match, Delhi (09:30 to 06:00)

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