Cape Town - South African cricket fans can look forward to a bumper home programme of international matches over the course of the next 18 months involving series against New Zealand, England and Australia.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has already announced details of England’s tour to South Africa in December 2015 and January - February 2016, which will consist of four Sunfoil Test matches, five Momentum ODIs and two KFC T20 Internationals.
This will be followed by Australia’s tour to South Africa in February - March 2016 when three KFC T20 International matches will be played ahead of the 2016 edition of the ICC World Twenty20 in India. Australia will then return later to South Africa in October 2016 to play three Momentum ODIs.
CSA has now also finalised details of New Zealand’s tour to South Africa in August 2015 when two KFC T20 International matches and three Momentum ODIs will be played.
“It will be a season for our fans to look forward to,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat
“Our latest FTP announcements will make next season one of the busiest programmes of home internationals we have had in a very long time. I am certain that our fans will enjoy competing against New Zealand, England and Australia, all in one season.
“New Zealand and Australia are both playing outstanding limited overs cricket at the moment while our Test series against England over the years have always been epic encounters.
“Playing three T20s against Australia just before the ICC World T20 is ideal for the Proteas. We are grateful to Cricket Australia for having agreed to split their visit to South Africa in 2016 so that we can deliver a full programme of fixtures.”
NZ Tour Itinerary
14 August 2015: 1st KFC T20 International, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, 18:00
16 August 2015: 2nd KFC T20 International, SuperSport Park, 14:00
19 August 2015: 1st Momentum ODI, SuperSport Park, 12:30
23 August 2015: 2nd Momentum ODI, Senwes Park, 10:00
26 August 2015: 3rd Momentum ODI, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, 12:30
England tour Itinerary (as previously announced)
December 11: England arrive in SA
December 15-17: SA Invitation XI v England, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
December 20-22: SA Invitation XI v England, Pietermaritzburg Oval
December 26-30: 1st Sunfoil Test match, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban
January 2-6: 2nd Sunfoil Test match, Newlands, Cape Town
January 14-18: 3rd Sunfoil Test match, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
January 22-26: 4th Sunfoil Test match, SuperSport Park, Centurion
January 30: 1-day tour match, Diamond Oval, Kimberley
February 3: 1st Momentum ODI, Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein
February 6: 2nd Momentum ODI, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
February 9: 3rd Momentum ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion
February 12: 4th Momentum ODI, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
February 14: 5th Momentum ODI, Newlands, Cape Town
February 17: T20 tour match, SA Invitation XI v England, Boland Park, Paarl
February 19: 1st KFC T20 International, Newlands, Cape Town
February 21: 2nd KFC T20 International, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
As for away tours, CSA can also confirm the schedule for the Proteas tour to Bangladesh in July. The Proteas will be involved in two T20 Internationals, three ODI’s and two Test matches over five weeks
Bangladesh tour Itinerary
05 July 2015: 1st T20 International, Dhaka
07 July 2015: 2nd T20 International, Dhaka
10 July 2015: 1st ODI, Dhaka
12 July 2015: 2nd ODI, Dhaka
15 July 2015: 3rd ODI, Chittagong
21 July 2015: 1st Test, Chittagong
30 July 2015: 2nd Test, Dhaka