South Africa to host Bangladesh, Sri Lanka women’s for white-ball series

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday announced that their women’s team will be hosting Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for two women’s white-ball series in the 2023-24 season.

While Bangladesh will be touring the rainbow nation from December 3-23, the islanders is scheduled to tour the country from March 27-April 17, 2024.

Currently, South Africa is on a white-ball tour of Pakistan and will later host New Zealand at home before taking on Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Notably, the Proteas women will face Bangladesh in a three-match T20I series on December 3, 6 and 8 which will be followed by a three-match ODI series between the two teams from December 16-23 and is a part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 (IWC), which offers points towards 2025 Women’s ODI World Cup qualification.

The venues for the Bangladesh tour will span four cities: Benoni, Kimberley, East London and Potchefstroom.

South Africa will then host Sri Lanka at the end of the 2023-24 season for three T20Is to be hosted by Benoni, Potchefstroom and East London from March 27-April 3, before the three ODIs in East London, Kimberley and Potchefstroom from April 9-17.

CSA said that both the tours will witness a 50-over warm-up match ahead of the respective IWC One-Dayers, with a South Africa XI taking on their Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan counterparts.

“Taking on the challenges posed by Bangladesh and Sri Lanka marks both the exciting continuation and culmination of our 2023/24 summer of cricket for the Proteas Women. These inbound tours hold the promise of thrilling cricket action and provide our team with another opportunity to shine on the international stage. It’s particularly intriguing to welcome Bangladesh in the heart of the South African summer during the festive month of December. The blend of international cricket with the year-end jollity in the country will be a treat for sports enthusiasts across the nation, while Sri Lanka’s visit towards the end of the season will serve as a fitting finale to what promises to be a busy and, hopefully, successful campaign for the Proteas Women.”

“I extend my gratitude to the national bodies of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for their cooperation and facilitation in ensuring the smooth execution of these extensive tours. This effort enables South Africans to once again relish the elite display of women’s cricket in their own backyard,” said Pholetsi Moseki, CSA Chief Executive.

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