Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the dates for the Proteas women’s inbound tour against Sri Lanka in
The tour – which will be played across four venues –
will begin with a three-match T20 International series, followed by a
three-match ICC Women’s Championship ODI series.
Following the team’s
disappointing results at the recently concluded ICC Women’s World T20 where
they were knocked out in the group stages, CSA is committed to organising more
series in the shortest format with an eye on the renamed ICC Women’s T20 World
Cup 2020 in Australia.
The T20s will be televised,
double-header fixtures alongside the men’s T20 series, while the ODI
competition will give the team another opportunity to add six much-needed
points towards their 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup direct qualification mission.
The sides met just recently in
South Africa’s opening match of the Women’s World T20 where they convincingly
beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets. Before that, it was another successful outing
for the Proteas who claimed a 2-1 ODI series victory over their hosts in
Colombo (the second match of that four-match series was washed out).
“This is a very important tour on
two fronts,” commented CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe.
“The ODI Series gives
us another opportunity to clinch direct qualification for the ICC Women’s World
Cup in 2021 via a top four finish in the ICC Women’s Championship following our
shared series in our most recent series against the Windies.
“The T20 Series forms a critical
component in giving our women’s team their rightful place on the global map as
they will share a live TV platform with our Proteas men’s team and play at some
of our premier international grounds.
“Meaningful gender equality is a
very important part of CSA’s vision in making the game accessible to all and
enabling all our players to live their dreams.”
Proteas Women's schedule v Sri Lanka:
February 1: T20I, Newlands
February 3: 2nd T20I, Wanderers
February 6: 3rd T20I, Centurion
February 11: 1st ODI, Senwes Park
February 14: 2nd ODI, Senwes Park
February 17: 3rd ODI, Senwes Park