South Africa To Tour India For 5 T20Is In June, BCCI Announces Venues
The BCCI confirmed the dates and venues for India's five-match T20I series at home against South Africa.
India will host South Africa for a five-match T20 International (T20I) series in June, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Saturday as they announced the schedule and venues for the matches. The series will begin on June 9 in Delhi and conclude on June 19 in Bengaluru. Delhi, Cuttack, Vizag, Rajkot and Bengaluru, the BCCI said in an official release. It is still to be seen whether crowds will be allowed for the Proteas' tour of India.
The matches will be crucial, given the T20 World Cup coming up in Australia later this year.
India last played against Sri Lanka in a T20I series, which they won 3-0.
"We are excited to add these fixtures to the Proteas men's itinerary for the season. It is a massive white-ball season for our team, with an ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia later this year and the ICC World Cup taking place in India next year," Cricket South Africa CEO Pholetsi Moseki was quoted as saying in an official release.
"It goes without saying that game time is vital for our team as they look to get their combinations right. We look forward to supporting our men in a few weeks' time in what promises to be an explosive and highly competitive series," CSA quoted their CEO as further saying.