JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have today confirmed the schedule for India’s multi-format tour of South Africa.

The two teams will contest three KFC T20 Internationals (T20Is), three Betway One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Betway Tests from 10 December – 07 January across multiple venues.

The KFC T20I series starts on Sunday, 10 December at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. The second and third T20Is will follow at St George’s Park and DP World Wanderers Stadium on Tuesday, 12 December, and Thursday, 14 December, respectively.

DP World Wanderers Stadium will then host the Betway Pink Day ODI on Sunday, 17 December in Johannesburg, before the sides head back to Gqeberha for the second ODI on Tuesday, 19 December. The final match of the series will be played at Boland Park in Paarl on Thursday, 21 December.

The Freedom Series, which honours two global icons in Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, gets underway with the Boxing Day Test at SuperSport Park from 26 – 30 December. The highly-anticipated tour will conclude with the New Year’s Test at Newlands Cricket Ground from 03 – 07 January.

CSA Chairperson Lawson Naidoo said: “Cricket South Africa eagerly awaits the arrival of the Indian Cricket Team and their passionate fans on our shores. This is an important tour for both teams and I am really pleased that we will have a full tour comprising all three formats of the game. Both South Africa and India boast exceptional talent, and we can look forward to exciting cricket and thrilling matches.

“The tour also allows us to showcase the best of South Africa and we have spread out matches across the nation. We share an excellent rapport with the BCCI and I thank them for their support throughout the process of putting the tour in place.”

Honorary Secretary of the BCCI Jay Shah added: “The Freedom Series is significant not just because it features two excellent Test teams, but also because it honours Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, two great leaders who shaped our respective nations, and the world around them.

“The Boxing Day Test and the New Year’s Test are amongst the most important fixtures on the international cricket calendar and the schedule has been planned particularly around these marquee dates. India has always received strong support in South Africa, and I am confident that fans will be treated to some enthralling contests with no shortage of intensity.”

South Africa Inbound Tour against India

KFC T20I Series

Sunday, 10 December
South Africa vs India – Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium, Durban

Tuesday, 12 December
South Africa vs India – St George’s Park, Gqeberha

Thursday, 14 December
South Africa vs India – DP World Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Betway ODI Series

Sunday, 17 December – Betway Pink Day
South Africa vs India – DP World Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Tuesday, 19 December
South Africa vs India – St George’s Park, Gqeberha

Thursday, 21 December
South Africa vs India – Boland Park, Paarl

Betway Test Series

26 December – 30 December
South Africa vs India – SuperSport Park, Centurion

03 January – 07 January
South Africa vs India – Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications 

Cricket South Africa (CSA), an affiliate of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket, men and women, both in the professional and amateur spheres