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South Africa-Ireland Series

South Africa set to tour Ireland for three T20Is and three ODIs





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After 14 long years, South Africa is going to tour Ireland in July this year. This is the first time since 2007 that the Proteas have visited the Irish country. South Africa will play three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals in Ireland, the first time the Proteas have played more than one game there.

The two boards confirmed the forthcoming series in a press release on February 15. Cricket South Africa (CSA) director Graeme Smith was overjoyed to confirm the series.

"Ireland have shown themselves to be highly competitive adversaries in recent years, with a growing profile in the world game. It will also offer our players further international action in unfamiliar conditions, so we are looking forward to the contest," he said.

South Africa and Ireland will lock horns with the ODI series starting from July 11 with the first ODI. The remaining two matches will be on July 13 and 17. The ODI series is part of the ICC ODI Super League. Following the ODI series,the T20 series will be played on the 20th, 22nd and 25th July.