CSA and England have 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 four-day match.
The ICC Champions Trophy, which is also in England during June 2017, will take place inbetween 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:
Fri 19 May 1-day Tour match v Sussex (D/N) The County Ground, Hove
Sun 21 May 1-day Tour match v Northants Northampton
Wed 24 May 1st ODI (D/N) Headingley, Leeds
Sat 27 May 2nd ODI Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Mon 29 May 3rd ODI Lord’s, London
Thu 1 – Mon 19 June ICC Champions Trophy
Sun 18 June T20 Tour match v Leicestershire Grace Road, Leicester
Wed 21 June 1st T20I Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Fri 23 June 2nd T20I The County Ground, Taunton
Sun 25 June 3rd T20I Cardiff
29 June-1 July 3-day v England Lions New Road, Worcester
Thu 6-Mon 10 July 1st Test Lord’s, London
Fri 14-Tue 18 July 2nd Test Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Thu 27-Mon 31 July 3rd Test The Oval , London
Fri 4-Tue 8 Aug 4th Test Old Trafford, Manchester
South Africa ‘A’ schedule:
Sat 27 May 1-day v Yorkshire Headingley, Leeds
Mon 29 May 1-day v Derbyshire The County Ground, Derby
Thu 1 June 1st A ODI v England Lions Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Sat 3 June 2nd A ODI v England Lions Northampton
Mon 5 June 3rd A ODI v England Lions (D/N) Northampton
8-11 June 4-day v Hampshire Ageas Bowl, Southampton
14-17 June 4-day v Sussex Arundel (v Duke of Norfolk XI if Sussex in RL play-offs)
21-24 June ‘A’ Test v Lions The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury§