The CSA and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced that the tour would go ahead but said that the India team’s departure would be postponed by a week and T20Is would no longer be a part of the schedule, in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases due to emergence of the Omicron variant in South Africa.
“It is a pleasure for the CSA to confirm the updated schedule for the India men’s tour to South Africa,” the CSA said in a statement. “As announced over the weekend, the tour has been reduced from three series to two; the Test and OneDay International series, taking place from 26 December to 23 January 2022 across four venues, following successful engagement with the BCCI.
The four-match T20I series will be rescheduled for a more opportune time in the new year.” The second Test will be played at the Wanderers here from January 3 to 7 while the third match will be held at Newlands, Cape Town, between January 11 and 15.
The three ODIs will be played at Boland Park in Paarl (January 19 and 21) and in Cape Town (January 23)
India tour of South Africa:
1st Test - December 26-30, SuperSport Park, Centurion
2nd Test -January 3-7, Wanderers, Johannesburg
3rd Test -January 11-15, Newlands, Cape Town
1st ODI - January 19, Boland Park, Paarl
2nd ODI -January 21, Boland Park, Paarl
3rd ODI - January 23, Newlands, Cape Town.