Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced its revised schedule for India’s multi-format tour to South Africa on Monday.
The series which was under a cloud due to the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in South Africa will now begin with the Boxing Day Test on December 26 at Centurion.
While the three Test match series has been retained alongside three ODIs, the four T20I series has been postponed to a “more opportune time” later in 2022.
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The Test series will fall under the second cycle of the World Test Championship while the ODI series will formulate a part of the ICC Men’s World Cup Super League – the qualification tournament for the 2023 ODI World Cup.
The updated schedule is as follows:
1st Test: 26-30 December, 2021 – Centurion
2nd Test: 03-07 January, 2022 – Johannesburg
3rd Test: 11-15 January, 2022 – Cape Town
1st ODI: 19 January, 2022 – Paarl
2nd ODI: 21 January, 2022 – Paarl
3rd ODI: 23 January, 2022 – Cape Town