India opt for practice sessions over warm-up game in South Africa

India will head into the Test series against South Africa without a practice game
India will head into the Test series against South Africa without a practice game
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Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that India have opted out of the two-day warm-up game ahead of their Test series against Proteas that begins on 5th January.

The decision follows after the team management had requested the Indian board that they will conduct training on their own following their landing in the rainbow nation on 28th December.

"Please be advised that the two-day warm-up match for India at Eurolux Boland Park will no longer be taking place. India have opted for training sessions on those days," the release from CSA said.

This means India will head into the three-match Test series that kicks-off in a lively Newlands track without a practice game.

The South African board has also announced changes in timings of the limited overs games against India with five out of the six One-Day Internationals and the three Twenty20 Internationals to follow will begin half-an-hour early than the originally scheduled time.

India are currently competing in a three each of ODIs and T20Is against Sri Lanka that will come to a conclusion on 24th December.

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