CSA and ECB announce England Lions tour
Posted by: Cricket South Africa on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced a reciprocal agreement in terms of which the England Lions will tour South Africa in the 2014/15 season and South Africa A will tour England in 2017.


The England Lions will play two four-day Test matches and five 50 overs matches against South Africa A in January and February 2015.


“This is a very important agreement for us,” commented Corrie van Zyl, CSA General Manager: Cricket. “It continues our policy of enabling our second best team to test itself against some of the strongest cricket playing countries in the world.


“What is particularly important is that our A side will now tour England in 2017 at the same time as our senior squad is in that country. England is always an out-of-season tour for us and it will help a lot to know that our back-up players are match-fit in case of need.”


ECB Performance Director, David Parsons, commented: “The Lions tour to South Africa will be an excellent opportunity to take on some very tough opposition in a challenging environment. It will also offer us an opportunity to test the players at the very highest level and allow the players to ultimately learn a great deal from the trip. We look forward to visiting South Africa early next year.”  

 

ENGLAND LIONS TOUR ITINERARY

 

January 5-7, 2015: SA Invitation XI v England Lions, UJ Soweto Oval

January 11-14: 1st four-day match, South Africa A v England Lions, Boland Park, Paarl

January 18-21: 2nd four-day, South Africa A v England Lions, Chevrolet Park,, Bloemfontein

January 25: 1st one-day match (day), South Africa A v England Lions, Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein

January 28: 2nd one-day match (day/night), South Africa A v England Lions, Diamond Oval, Kimberley

January 31: 3rd one-day match (day), South Africa A v England Lions, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

February 2: 4th one-day match (day), South Africa A v England Lions, Mamelodi, Pretoria

February 5: 5th one-day match (day/night), South Africa A v England Lions, Sahara Willowmoore Park, Benoni

 

 

 

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