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Cricket South Africa (CSA) is pleased to announce the arrival of the Netherlands national cricket team to South Africa’s shores for a three-match ODI series with the Proteas. The series is set to commence on Friday, 26 November with the second match due to be played on Sunday, 28 November and the last encounter taking place on Wednesday, 1 December.

South Africa and Netherlands share a long history of cricket happenstance and upsets. Between 2007 and 2014, South Africa played four ODIs and one T20I against the Netherlands and won them all. Three of the ODIs were in World Cups, while the T20I was in the T20 World Cup.

At the end of the 1994 tour to England, South Africa lost an unofficial match to the Netherlands in their turf. The tour will be the first time that these two teams will have met in South Africa.

“CSA is delighted to welcome the Netherlands team to South Africa. This tour will kick start an incredibly exciting international summer of cricket for the Proteas and CSA. The Netherlands brings an exciting flavour to the world game, and we look forward to an exciting series,” said Graeme Smith, CSA Director of Cricket.

Graeme Smith, CSA Director of Cricket announcing next summer's Netherlands tour of South Africa

Photo Credit: LinkedIn profile photo of Graeme Smith

“This series is a culmination of our numerous engagements with our Royal Dutch Cricket Association equivalents. The mutual rapport that we both enjoy has stood the test of time, for which CSA is eternally grateful. We are indeed pleased that our two sides will for the first time in history, be locking horns on South Africa’s soil. This tour is also an affirmation that cricket in South is back in full flight after the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Pholetsi Moseki, CSA Acting Chief Executive Officer.

The series will accrue Cricket World Cup Super League (CWCSL) points for the 50-over Cricket World Cup in 2023.

Schedule: Netherlands team’s tour to South Africa

Friday, 26 November at 10:00 SAST:

1 st ODI (CWCSL) South Africa v Netherlands, SuperSport Park, Centurion

Sunday, 28 November at 10:00 SAST:2 nd ODI (CWCSL) South Africa v Netherlands, SuperSport Park, Centurion

Wednesday, 1 December at 10:00 SAST
3 rd ODI (CWCSL) South Africa v Netherlands, SuperSport Park, Centurion

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