Monday 5 March 2012 

South Africa And India To Play Twenty20 International

South Africa And India To Play Twenty20 International
South Africa And India To Play Twenty20 International
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South Africa will play India in a one-off Twenty20 International in Johannesburg on 30th March after it was agreed to turn the New Age Cup into an annual fixture.

The fixture has been designed to celebrate bilateral ties between the two countries and was instigated last year, when India in Durban.

"This will be a wonderful way to welcome our Proteas home from New Zealand after what has been an extremely successful tour so far,” Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola said.

"I believe their form in the two limited overs formats against New Zealand has grabbed the imagination of cricket fans, notably the brilliant debuts of Richard Levi and Marchant de Lange.

"This match is a follow-up to last year’s successful T20 match at Moses Mabhida Stadium and in discussions with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) we have agreed to make this an annual fixture.

"The BCCI have given us an assurance that they will be sending their strongest available team and I would like to thank both them and our sponsors, The New Age, for making this exciting prospect a reality.

"It will bring down the curtain on our home international season on an appropriate note before many of the players depart for India for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL)."

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