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Cricket South Africa, on November 5, confirmed Cape Town as the venue for India and South Africa’s New Year’s Test, which was set to be hosted by Johannesburg as per the original itinerary. India will play three Tests, followed by as many ODIs and four T20Is on the tour, scheduled between December 17 to January 26.
"CSA is excited to welcome India back to South Africa, which also significantly marks the 30th anniversary of South Africas first tour to India after re-entry into International Cricket in 1991," Graeme Smith, CSAs director of cricket, said. "This tour affirms our unique relationship with the BCCI."
“This tour comes at a fitting moment when Cricket South Africa, together with the people of the world celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 152nd birthday. We are indeed indebted to India for its support of our cricket efforts over the years. We are looking forward to hosting our guests for what promises to be nail-biting on-field encounters,” CSA Acting Chief Executive Officer Pholetsi Moseki said.
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South Africa last met India in a bilateral series in March 2020, with the first fixture washed out and the remainder of the series canceled owing to the Covid-19 outbreak in India. The BCCI had later confirmed to host South Africa for three T20Is, but it has not been able to materialize yet in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and various clashes in the international calendar.