Bumper season for Proteas

2011-03-01 13:35
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Johannesburg - Proteas fans can look forward to a bumper season in 2011/12 when no fewer than three international sides will be touring South Africa.

Both Australia and Sri Lanka will be making full tours in October and November, and December and January respectively that will include international matches in all three formats of the game.

West Indies will be coming for an ODI series in January that forms part of the ICC’s new ODI championship to give this format a more relevant context.

“This promises to be a most exciting and demanding season for both the players and the fans,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola, “and we hope to build on the excellent public support we received during last summer’s series against India.

“Australia have always been a huge attraction whenever they have toured this country while Sri Lanka have not made a full length tour of South Africa since 2002.

“The fact that we will be hosting five Test matches, 11 ODIs and four or five Pro20 matches will enable us to take international cricket to all parts of the country.”

The fixtures for next season will be announced in due course.


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