Cape Town, Centurion, Jo’burg for India Tests

The itinerary for a tour of three Test matches, six one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals was announced a week after the tour was confirmed following lengthy negotiations.

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India's three Test matches in South Africa in January will be played in Cape Town, Centurion and Johannesburg, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Wednesday.

The itinerary for a tour of three Test matches, six one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals was announced a week after the tour was confirmed following lengthy negotiations.

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Centurion will host two one-day internationals, one a day game and the other a day-night match.

The others will be played in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.

The Twenty20 internationals will be staged in Johannesburg, Centurion and Cape Town.

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Details of an Indian women's tour were also announced, with the last three of six Twenty20 internationals being played as the first leg of double-headers with the men's matches.

It was also announced that Zimbabwe will play a three-day match in Paarl from December 20 to 22 ahead of a planned day-night Test to be played over four days in Port Elizabeth from December 26 to 29.

Cricket South Africa is seeking approval from the International Cricket Council to stage a four-day Test.

India tour itinerary

December

30-31, Warm-up match, Paarl

January

5-9, First Test, Cape Town

13-17, Second Test, Centurion

24-28 Third Test, Johannesburg

February

1, First one-day international, Durban (day-night)

4, Second one-day international, Centurion (day)

7, Third one-day international, Cape Town (day-night)

10, Fourth one-day international, Johannesburg (day-night)

13, Fifth one-day international, Port Elizabeth (day-night)

16, Sixth one-day international, Centurion (day-night)

18, First Twenty20 international, Johannesburg (day)

21, Second Twenty20 international, Centurion (day-night)

24, Third Twenty20 international, Cape Town (day-night)

Note: The Indian women's team will play three one-day internationals and five Twenty20 internationals between February 5 and 24.

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