05 Nov CAPE TOWN SET TO HOST INDIA IN NEW YEAR’S BETWAY FREEDOM SERIES TEST MATCH
JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is pleased to announce India’s tour to South Africa in December-January 2021/22 across all formats. The India touring party will play South Africa in three Betway Tests, three Betway ODIs and four KFC T20Is. The tour commences on Friday, 17 December
2021 and ends on Wednesday, 26 January 2022.
The winner of the BETWAY TEST SERIES, known as the Freedom Series, is awarded the Freedom Trophy. This trophy, which is dedicated to two global icons – Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela – was first awarded in 2015.
CSA would like to announce a key schedule change for the tour. The New Year’s Freedom Test Match has been moved from the Imperial Wanderers in Johannesburg to Cape Town’s Six Gun Grill Newlands.
“CSA is excited to welcome India back to South Africa, which also significantly marks the 30 th anniversary of South Africa’s first tour to India after re-entry into International Cricket in 1991. This tour affirms our unique relationship with the BCCI,” said Graeme Smith, CSA Director of Cricket.
“This tour comes at a fitting moment when Cricket South Africa, together with the people of the world celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 152 nd birthday. We are indeed indebted to India for its support to our cricket efforts over the years. We are looking forward to hosting our guests for what promises to be nail-biting on-field encounters,” said Pholetsi Moseki, CSA Acting Chief Executive Officer.
All the Test matches are part of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23 cycle.
SCHEDULE: INDIA TEAM’S TOUR TO SOUTH AFRICA
Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications
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