• CSA release India tour itinerary

    The detailed fixture list of South Africa’s highly anticipated tour to India in October and November this year was announced by CSA and the BCCI on Monday.

    The tour runs from the end of September to the beginning of December 2015. In all the tour will last for 72 days and consist of three T20 International matches, five ODIs and four Test matches.

    ‘This will be the longest tour that we have undertaken to India and the first time we will play a four-Test series,’ said Haroon Lorgat, CEO of Cricket South Africa.

    ‘Both countries are now working to develop this into an icon series. Another first is that we will be playing our first T20 International match against India in India. Of note will be the second Test match to be played in Bangalore where the Castle Lager 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.

    ‘Being a landmark tour in the young history of Cricket South Africa, I wish to thank the BCCI for all the hard work that has been put in to scheduling this tour and I now look forward to the Test series becoming an iconic one.’

    Sept 29: T20 Tour match, Delhi (10am)
    Oct 2: 1st T20I, Dharamshala (10am)
    Oct 5: 2nd T20I, Cuttack (10am)
    Oct 8: 3rd T20I, Kolkata (10am)
    Oct 11: 1st ODI, Kanpur (5:30am)
    Oct 14: 2nd ODI, Indore (10:00am)
    Oct 18: 3rd ODI, Rajkot (10am)
    Oct 22: 4th ODI, Chennai (10am)
    Oct 25: 5th ODI, Mumbai (10am)
    Oct 30-October 31: Two-day Tour match v Board President’s XI, Mumbai (6am)
    Nov 5: 1st Test match, Mohali (6am)
    Nov 14: 2nd Test match, Bangalore (6am)
    Nov 25: 3rd Test match, Nagpur (6am)
    Dec 3: 4th Test match, Delhi (6am)

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