Cricket South Africa (CSA) released fixture for the men’s team for the 2020-21 season. The board announced a busy international programme of home international fixtures for the 2020/2021 season against England, Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan – all for crucial points in either the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League (CWCSL) or the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).
The international season begins with a three-match, KFC T20 International Series and three-match, Betway One-Day International (ODI) Series presented by Momentum, against England in Cape Town and Paarl. Sri Lanka follows with a two-match, Betway Test series in Centurion and Johannesburg. The fixtures will fall into the traditional Boxing Day and New Year’s Test match windows.
South Africa to host Australia in February 2021
“We are delighted to announce the schedule of men’s international cricket for the home season,” commented CSA Acting CEO, Kugandrie Govender. “It is an absolute pleasure to deliver more good news for our cricket-loving fans to consume, following last week’s confirmed tour against England and domestic season launch.
“The COVID-19 pandemic predictably forced many changes to the ICC Future Tours Programme (FTP) and the traditional sequencing of scheduling matches in South Africa this season. This is why I am particularly proud of today’s announcement. It comes as a result of many hours of dedication, negotiation and hard work by individuals behind the scenes to ensure that our fans have an exciting line-up of cricket to look forward to throughout the summer and, although the matches will be played behind closed doors, we will have enough entertainment to make them feel as though they are a part of match-day activities.
Australia arrive in February 2021 for a three-match, Betway Test series ending in March, with Pakistan rounding off the South African summer of cricket with a three-match Betway ODI Series Presented by Momentum and a three-match KFC T20 International series in April 2021. Complete fixtures for these tours will be announced in due course.
CSA is also pleased to confirm that it has appointed a delegation that will perform a security assessment on the feasibility of the Proteas embarking on their first tour to Pakistan since 2007. The delegates are earmarked to depart this weekend and will report back on their findings for the tour which is scheduled for early 2021.