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India likely to tour South Africa early January 2018

India likely to tour South Africa early January 2018

According to the ESPN Cricinfo website, it is expected that the first of a possible four Test matches will start on January 5 or 6, three or four days later than South Africa’s traditional preferred start on the January 2 holiday.

Cricket South Africa communications manager Altaaf Kazi confirmed that negotiations were advanced. “We are engaging with them and are planning for a full tour,” he said. The original plan was for four Tests, three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals.

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Cricket South Africa wanted the first Test to start on December 26 but India have a home series against Sri Lanka, ending on December 24, and want to spend time in South Africa, including the playing of a warm-up match, before the start of a Test series.

Cricket South Africa have announced that despite the late arrival of India, there will be a December 26 Boxing Day Test although no opponent has yet been named.

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