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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the upcoming Indias tour of South Africa starting January 5, 2018.

According to the press release by BCCI, India will play South Africa in a three-match Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Test series, six-match One-Day International series followed by three Twenty20 Internationals.

As per schedule, India will land in South Africa on 28 December and their tour will start with a two-day practice match at Boland Park on December 30 and 31. The first Test match is at PPC Newlands starting on January 5.

The specific dates and venues for all the remaining fixtures will be confirmed shortly by (CSA) Cricket South Africa and BCCI.

The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Test series starts at Newlands on Friday, January 5 and will be a series to be watched as the number 1 and 2 best ranked teams in the world challenge for the Freedom Trophy”, commented CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat speaking to the press in South Africa, adding thatThe time constraints faced by India have forced us to reduce the Test matches to three while increasing white ball cricket to six ODIs and three T20I matches.

The Proteas are currently ranked No. 1 and India No. 3 in ODI cricket, so fans will have the chance to see great cricket in the limited overs format too, concluded Mr. Lorgat.

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