The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the dates of fixtures, as well as venues, for South Africa’s upcoming tour of India, which is set to begin after the end of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

The five-match T20I series will take place at venues across the country, and the first match will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on June 9, a little over a week after the end of the IPL 2022 season on May 29.

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The second match between the Men in Blue and the Proteas will take place on June 12, three days after the first, at Cuttack, Odissa.

The two teams will then fly to Vizag in Andhra Pradesh to play their third T20I match on June 14.

June 17 will the Men in Blue and the Proteas clash again in Rajkot.

The final match of the tour will take place in Bengaluru on June 19.

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The BCCI’s announcement of the dates and venues for the Proteas’ tour of India came hours after Cricket South Africa confirmed the South African cricket team’s participation in the tour on Saturday.

Commenting on the upcoming five-match series with India, Cricket South Africa CEO Pholetsi Moseki released a statement, saying, “It is a massive white-ball season for our team, with an ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia later this year and the [50-over ODI] World Cup taking place in India next year.”

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“It goes without saying that game time is vital for our team as they look to get their combinations right,” Moseki added.

The five-match series will also be a test for India, who have shone under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma and have an unblemished record in the T20I format following former captain Virat Kohli’s decision to step down from captaincy after India’s elimination from the last T20I World Cup.