A slight adjustment has been made as the Cricket South Africa (CSA), the governing body of cricket in South Africa, has announced a revised schedule for the upcoming India tour of South Africa.
There were uncertainties surrounding the India tour of South Africa because of the potential threat of the Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant found in parts of South Africa and other African nations.
However, earlier the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had confirmed that the series will go ahead, but there will be several changes made to itinerary.
As per the original schedule, the series would have began from the December 17, but the now revised schedule means that the series will begin from the Boxing Day, the 26th of December.
The series will consists of 3 Test matches and 3 One Day Internationals (ODI) matches. The 3 Test matches will be as part of the World Test Championship 2021-2023, while the 3 ODIs will be as part of the ICC World Cup Super League, the tournament through which teams can qualify for the Cricket World Cup 2023. The scheduled 4 T20 Internationals (T20I) have been postponed, and will be held when the situation will be good, next year.
So as per the new schedule, the 1st Test match will be played from 26th December till 30th December. The ODI matches will kick-off from the 19th of January and will be played with a day off in between.
The revised schedule for India tour of South Africa is as follows
1st Test: 26th-30th December, Centurion
2nd Test: 3rd-7th January, Johannesburg
3rd Test: 11-15th January, Cape Town
1st ODI: 19th January, Paarl
2nd ODI: 21st January, Paarl
3rd ODI: 23rd January, Cape Town