Proteas to play T20I and ODI series against Ireland in Abu Dhabi amid ‘infrastructure constraints’

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Ireland and South Africa will contest a T20I and ODI series in the United Arab Emirates later this year.

The Proteas were scheduled to play three ODIs and three T20Is in Ireland in July 2024. This has since been changed to two T20Is and three ODIs in Abu Dhabi from late September to early October 2024.

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“This fixture schedule attempts to strike a balance of competitive, high-quality cricket across multiple formats while addressing the challenges we face with respect to our current infrastructure constraints,” said Ireland chief executive officer Warren Deutrom.

“While we work on longer-term solutions for some of these challenges – most notably continuing to advocate to government for the proposed permanent stadium – we know we’ll have to explore ways to creatively increase our capacity to host an ever-increasing schedule in the short term.

“Continually reviewing how best to optimise our hosting arrangements for cricket in Ireland and playing a few of our home matches in neutral venues overseas is something we must continue to explore, as we have done with the South Africa series this year.”

South Africa and Ireland have met eight times in ODI cricket. The Proteas have won on six occasions and the Irish once. They have shared one no-result.

In T20I cricket, they have met five times. South Africa won all five matches.

Ireland v South Africa in Abu Dhabi schedule, 2024

  • 27 September: First T20I
  • 29 September: Second T20I
  • 2 October: First ODI
  • 4 October: Second ODI
  • 7 October: Third ODI

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