England Lions heading to SA

2014-04-16 12:28
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Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday announced a reciprocal agreement in terms of which the England Lions will tour South Africa in the 2014/15 season and South Africa A will tour England in 2017.

The England Lions will play two four-day Test matches and five 50 overs matches against South Africa A in January and February 2015.

“This is a very important agreement for us,” commented Corrie van Zyl, CSA's general manager of cricket. “It continues our policy of enabling our second best team to test itself against some of the strongest cricket playing countries in the world.

“What is particularly important is that our A side will now tour England in 2017 at the same time as our senior squad is in that country. England is always an out-of-season tour for us and it will help a lot to know that our back-up players are match-fit in case of need.”

ECB Performance Director, David Parsons, commented: “The Lions tour to South Africa will be an excellent opportunity to take on some very tough opposition in a challenging environment. It will also offer us an opportunity to test the players at the very highest level and allow the players to ultimately learn a great deal from the trip. We look forward to visiting South Africa early next year.”  

England Lions tour itinerary:

January 5-7, 2015: SA Invitation XI v England Lions, UJ Soweto Oval
January 11-14: 1st four-day match, South Africa A v England Lions, Boland Park, Paarl
January 18-21: 2nd four-day, South Africa A v England Lions, Chevrolet Park,, Bloemfontein
January 25: 1st one-day match (day), South Africa A v England Lions, Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein
January 28: 2nd one-day match (day/night), South Africa A v England Lions, Diamond Oval, Kimberley
January 31: 3rd one-day match (day), South Africa A v England Lions, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
February 2: 4th one-day match (day), South Africa A v England Lions, Mamelodi, Pretoria
February 5: 5th one-day match (day/night), South Africa A v England Lions, Sahara Willowmoore Park, Benoni

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