South Africa Fixtures Announced For Tour Of UAE

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The fixtures for South Africa’s forthcoming tour of the UAE, where they will play Pakistan, have been announced. 

Their visit begins with a three-day warm-up match and then there are two Tests in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, beginning on 14th and 23rd October respectively. A five-match One Day International series then begins on 30th October, with two of the games in Sharjah, with a brace of Twenty20 Internationals then rounding of the tour in Dubai on 13th and 15th November.

The tour of the UAE is the start of a busy period of international cricket for the Proteas as they look to maintain their number one Test ranking, as well as improve on their recent mediocre record in the shorter forms of the game. When the side returns from the UAE, they will almost immediately be into their home series against India and Australia, the itinerary for which were announced yesterday. However, according to ESPNcricinfo, the BCCI have since objected to the itinerary for their tour so that is now likely to change.

South Africa in the UAE Tour Fixtures:
8-10th October: Tour Match v TBC at TBC
14-18th October: 1st Test in Abu Dhabi
23-27th October: 2nd Test in Dubai
30th October: 1st ODI in Sharjah (D/N)
1st November: 2nd ODI in Dubai (D/N)
6th November: 3rd ODI in Abu Dhabi (D/N)
8th November: 4th ODI in Abu Dhabi (D/N)
11th November: 5th ODI in Sharjah (D/N)
13th November: 1st T20I in Dubai (D/N)
15th November: 2nd T20I in Dubai (D/N)

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