June 5, 2001

Tests allocated to the usual suspects

All six of South Africa's regular Test venues will stage a Test match this summer despite speculation that some centres might miss out while others, like Newlands, would host two games.

The itineraries of the Indian and Australian tours to South Africa were released on Tuesday with India playing Tests in Bloemfontein, St George's Park and SuperSport Park, all in November.

The Australians, meanwhile, arrive in South Africa next February with the first Test scheduled for the Wanderers at the end of the month and the second and third Tests being played at Kingsmead and Newlands.

Kenya will tour South Africa concurrently with India with all three sides taking part in a triangular one-day tournament. The final will be held at Kingsmead on October 26.

Despite the fuss over Chatsworth not being allocated a World Cup match, the ground will host the Indians in a three-day match against a President's XI ahead of the first Test match. Kenya, meanwhile, will play a South African A side in Laudium and a South African Students XI in Belville.

After their Test series, South Africa and Australia will contest a seven-match one-day international series.