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South Africa announce their 2021-2022 home season schedule

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced the itinerary for a blockbuster home season from November 2021 to April 2022, featuring series against Netherlands, India, and Bangladesh for the men and a white-ball series against West Indies for the women.

Post the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Netherlands will tour South Africa in late November for a three-match ODI series. The matches will take place on 26, 28 and 1 December in Centurion and will be a part of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League.

Following the short series, India will arrive in South Africa for a mega all-format series, beginning 17 December. There will be three ICC World Test Championships Tests followed by three ODIs from 11 January and five T20Is starting on 19 January.

The men also play Bangladesh later that year, three CWCSL ODIs from 18 to 23 March, followed by two Tests from 30 March to 11 April.

"It is probably the most congested home summer we have ever had,” said CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith. "It is wonderful in these challenging times that there will such high-quality cricket being played on our shores. This includes a full tour by India across all three formats, both red ball and white ball cricket against Bangladesh and the first visit to our country by the Netherlands national team.

"The ODI series against the Netherlands and Bangladesh form part of the Cricket World Cup Super League while the Test Series against India and Bangladesh form part of the World Test Championship which will provide greater context to our home international fixtures."

The South Africa Women are scheduled to play a white-ball series against West Indies in January-February 2022. The series comes in just before the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in March and will aid South Africa's preparations before the big event.

The three T20Is will be played in Centurion from 18 to 22 January, followed by five ODIs from 25 January to 6 February.

"Our women will also see plenty of action with the visit by the West Indies in the New Year for a series of both white ball formats," added Smith. "As was the case last season we have had to centralize our international fixtures to comply with Covid protocols."

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