South Africa will face Sri Lanka at home. ©ICC

Sri Lanka will tour South Africa in February 2019 for a six-match limited overs series, the first assignment for both teams since the ICC Women’s World T20 in Windies last month. The tour will begin with a three-match T20I series followed by a three-match ICC Women’s Championship ODI series.

The two recently met in the World T20 where South Africa beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets comfortably. The T20s will be televised alongside the double-header fixtures with the men’s T20s, while the ODI competition will be an opportunity for the sides to gain important points for the direct qualification to the 2021 Women’s World Cup.

CSA has announced that they are keen on organising more matches for the Proteas women after they were knocked out in the group stage of the World T20.

“This is a very important tour on two fronts,” commented CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe. “The ODI Series gives us another opportunity to clinch direct qualification for the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2021 via a top four finish in the ICC Women’s Championship following our shared series in our most recent series against the Windies.

“The T20 Series forms a critical component in giving our women’s team their rightful place on the global map as they will share a live TV platform with our Proteas men’s team and play at some of our premier international grounds.

“Meaningful gender equality is a very important part of CSA’s vision in making the game accessible to all and enabling all our players to live their dreams,” concluded Mr. Moroe.

Sri Lanka Tour to South Africa Match Schedule

Fri01 Feb1st T20IPPC NewlandsCape Town
Sun03 Feb2nd T20IBidvest Wanderers StadiumJohannesburg
Wed06 Feb3rd T20ISuperSport ParkCenturion
Sat09 FebWarm Up MatchPUK OvalPotchefstroom
Mon11 Feb1st ODISenwes ParkPotchefstroom
Thu14 Feb2nd ODISenwes ParkPotchefstroom
Sun17 Feb3rd ODISenwes ParkPotchefstroom

 

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