Cape Town - The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday announced the itineraries for the Proteas' and the South Africa ‘A’ tours of Britain in 2017.
The Proteas will play four Test matches, three One-Day Internationals and three T20 International matches against England while South Africa ‘A’ will play three ‘A’ 50 overs matches against the England Lions as well as one ‘A’ four-day match.
The ICC Champions Trophy Tournament, which is also in England during June 2017, will take place between the Proteas’ one-day and T20 series against England.
“This is going to be both an exciting and challenging time for our Proteas,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.
“Test matches in England are always special and, together with the ECB, we have agreed a schedule that gives us a good chance to prepare for the ICC Champions Trophy. We can all anticipate some thrilling cricket in 2017.
“By having South Africa ‘A’ touring England at the same time, we can take full advantage of making sure that all our players are exposed to English conditions and ready for any call up.
“By announcing these fixtures well in advance we are hoping that our loyal fans will travel to support our Proteas in England,” concluded Lorgat.
ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison commented: “With England also hosting the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Women’s World Cup next season in addition to the two South African men’s tours as well as the West Indies, 2017 promises to be a hugely exciting summer of cricket - and a strong platform to promote our sport to an even wider and more diverse audience.”
South Africa tour to the UK:
Friday, May 19, 1-day Tour match v Sussex (D/N) The County Ground, Hove
Sunday, May 21, 1-day Tour match v Northants Northampton
Wednesday, May 24, 1st ODI (D/N) Headingley, Leeds
Saturday, May 27, 2nd ODI Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Monday, May 29, 3rd ODI Lord’s, London
ICC Champions Trophy:
Sunday, June 18, T20 Tour match v Leicestershire Grace Road, Leicester
Wednesday, June 21, 1st T20I Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Friday, June 23, 2nd T20I, The County Ground, Taunton
Sunday, June 25, 3rd T20I, Cardiff
June 29-July 1, 3-day v England Lions New Road, Worcester
July 6-10, 1st Test Lord’s, London
July 14-18, 2nd Test Trent Bridge, Nottingham
July 27-31, 3rd Test The Oval, London
August 4-8, 4th Test Old Trafford, Manchester
South Africa ‘A’ schedule:
Saturday, May 27, 1-day v Yorkshire Headingley, Leeds
Monday, May 29, 1-day v Derbyshire The County Ground, Derby
Thursday, June 1, 1st ODI v England Lions Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Saturday, June 3, 2nd ODI v England Lions Northampton
Monday, June 5, 3rd ODI v England Lions (D/N) Northampton
June 8-11, 4-day v Hampshire Ageas Bowl, Southampton
June 14-17, 4-day v Sussex Arundel (v Duke of Norfolk XI if Sussex in RL playoffs)
June 21-24, ‘A’ Test v Lions The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury