Newlands gets Proteas v India new year’s Test in 2024

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The Proteas will host India for a two-Test series in late December 2023 to early January 2024. SuperSport Park in Centurion will host the first Test and Newlands in Cape Town the second.

Newlands has not hosted a new year’s Test in three years. Come January 2024, that period will be four years.

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South Africa v India series schedule

  • First T20I: 10 December 2023, Durban
  • Second T20I: 12 December 2023, Port Elizabeth
  • Third T20I: 14 December 2023, Johannesburg
  • First ODI: 17 December 2023, Johannesburg
  • Second ODI: 19 December 2023, Port Elizabeth
  • Third ODI: 21 December 2023, Paarl
  • First Test: 26 to 30 December 2023, Centurion
  • Second Test: 3 to 7 January 2024, Cape Town

What Cricket South Africa said

“Cricket South Africa eagerly awaits the arrival of the Indian cricket team and their passionate fans on our shores,” said CSA chairperson Lawson Naidoo.

“This is an important tour for both teams and I am really pleased that we will have a full tour comprising all three formats of the game.

“The tour also allows us to showcase the best of South Africa and we have spread out matches across the nation. We share an excellent rapport with the BCCI and I thank them for their support throughout the process of putting the tour in place.”

What the Board of Control for Cricket in India said

“The Freedom Series is significant not just because it features two excellent Test teams, but also because it honours Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, two great leaders who shaped our respective nations, and the world around them,” added BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

“The Boxing Day Test and the new year’s Test are among the most important fixtures on the international cricket calendar and the schedule has been planned particularly around these marquee dates.”

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