South Africa Test series to begin on December 26

T20s to be rescheduled; Test series to be followed by three ODIs

December 04, 2021 01:29 pm | Updated 10:15 pm IST - Kolkata:

File photo of Indis vs South Africa Test match in 2019

File photo of Indis vs South Africa Test match in 2019

India’s departure to South Africa has been deferred by a week and the curtailed tour, without T20Is, will begin with the Boxing Day Test.

“India’s tour of South Africa will proceed with the revised dates and itinerary. The team will participate in a three-match Test series followed by three ODIs, starting Dec. 26,” BCCI said in a statement after its 90th AGM in Kolkata on Saturday.

According to Cricket South Africa, “the four scheduled T20 matches will be rescheduled in the new year, as part of the joint MoU” with the revised itinerary to be announced “within 48 hours”.

The Hindu  understands that the Indian team, after assembling in Mumbai, will leave for South Africa in a charter flight on Dec. 16.

It is also understood that the AGM was briefed about the IPL governing council’s decision to form an internal five-member panel to decide on the fate of CVC Capital as the Ahmedabad franchise owners.

Meanwhile, besides retaining the three-member IPL governing council (Brijesh Patel, Khairul Jamal Mujumdar as members’ representives and Pragyan Ojha as Indian Cricketers’ Association representative), the AGM extended the retirement age of domestic match officials and support staff to 65 years.

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