There has been talking around the corner of India playing against South Africa in the latter part of the year but after home schedules against Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka that ends by December, people were wondering about the games against Proteas.
The BCCI CEO Rahul Johri confirmed on Sunday that India will travel to South Africa for a full tour early next year.
“The South Africa tour is on. There is some back and forth on dates, but it will be a full tour and that has been locked in,” Johri told PTI.
Sri Lanka will take on India for the second time in 2017 when they visit India for 3 Tests, 5 ODIs, and a one-off T20I in November and December.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) requested the Indian Board to prepone the series as they are supposed to host the tri-nation Independence Cup during that period. So they will visit the home team by December.
He also shared his views on Women’s IPL.
“That (women’s IPL) is for the BCCI general body and the office bearers to decide. We will implement whatever their decision. Last year we did create a separate vertical for women’s cricket and we made Prof. Shetty in-charge for women’s cricket. It was a part of our internal re-organisation and enhanced focus on women’s cricket, and the results are there for everyone to see,” he said.