S Africa likely to host India in three T20Is in August
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S Africa likely to host India in three T20Is in August

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Johannesburg, May 21 : South Africa is likely to host India in a three-match T20I series at the end of August considered potentially vital for kickstarting both governing bodies' economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

While the fixtures are currently earmarked for late August, Jacques Faul, CSA's acting chief executive encouraged by the BCCI's continued "willingness" said both bodies are against having the series at a later date.

"India wants to honour its agreement. If it's postponed, maybe a bit later," Faul said during a virtual media briefing on Thursday as reported by Sport24.

Considering the fast-evolving situation, CSA has reiterated that the series will be subject to the clearances from the highest authorities of both India and South Africa.

Faul said they will have to seek permission from the government, a process already under way. "We're seeking via Sascoc an audience with the sports minister to be given approval to, if needed, play behind closed doors. This will relate specifically to the potential of an incoming Indian tour," said Faul. "We're going to be very innovative because it's an important tour for us. As I've stated before, we're very encouraged by India's willingness."

India last toured South Africa in the beginning of 2018 and the full series consisted of three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is. (UNI)

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