Cricket South Africa has confirmed a revised five-match women’s ODI schedule for the West Indies tour of South Africa.
To accommodate the concerns and request of Cricket West Indies, CSA has resolved to host all matches – a warm-up clash and four ODIs – in a bio-secure environment at the Wanderers, a venue close to the hotel which has been secured for exclusive use due to the ongoing pandemic.
This will be South Africa’s second consecutive 50-over series against the West Indies. The sides met in a five-match series in the Caribbean in September last year, which the Proteas won 4-1.
Both teams will be utilising the scheduled five matches from 25 January to 6 February to finalise their preparations for the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand from 4 March to 3 April.
“CSA is extremely excited to be able to confirm the schedule for the West Indies tour to South Africa during a critical time for the Proteas side as they strive to make history in this year’s World Cup,” said CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith.
“Following lengthy and constructive engagements between CSA and CWI, all parties are delighted to confirm the fixtures that will allow both nations to play during these challenging times of the pandemic and get the required amount of cricket in the players’ legs before a major tournament.
“The Proteas had an exceptional year in 2021 – ending it as the second-ranked team on the ICC rankings in the ODI format – and it is important to continue that momentum with a significant series against quality opposition.”
The series will be broadcast live on SuperSport and the SABC.
Proteas Women vs West Indies Women ODI series:
Warm-up match – Tuesday, 25 January (10am)
1st ODI – Friday, 28 January (2pm)
2nd ODI – Monday, 31 January (10am)
3rd ODI – Thursday, 3 February (2pm)
4th ODI – Sunday, 6 February (10am)