September 4, 2000

Newlands fixture change

The United Cricket Board of SA recently announced changes to the Sri Lankan tour itinerary for their tour to South Africa in December 2000 and January 2001.

Sri Lanka are due to tour New Zealand after their SA sojourn and this has necessitated changes to their tour itinerary. The effect on fixtures at Newlands means that their final ODI against SA on 31 January 2001 will now be played at Newlands on 11 January 2000.

Also affected is a Standard Bank fixture involving Gauteng and Western Province at the Wanderers. This fixture will now be played on 16 December 2000 instead of 15 December 2000.

The fully revised Sri Lanka itinerary is:


Thursday 07 Nicky Oppenheimer XI Randjiesfontein Sat 09. Mon 11 Eastern Province Zwide or St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth. Wednesday 13 (Day) Eastern Province PPC Oval: Port Elizabeth. Friday 15 (D/N) South Africa - 1st ODI St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth. Sunday 17 (Day) South Africa 2nd ODI East London. Tuesday 19 (Day) KwaZulu-Natal Chatsworth Thur 21-Sat 23 KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg. Tues 26 - Sat 30 South Africa 1st Test Durban.


Tues 02 - Sat 06 South Africa 2nd Test Cape Town. Tues 9 (D/N) South Africa 3rd ODI Paarl. Thursday 11 (D/N) South Africa 4th ODI Cape Town. Sunday 14 (Day) South Africa 5th ODI Bloemfontein. Wednesday 17 (D/N) South Africa 6th ODI Johannesburg. Sat 20 - Wed 24 South Africa 3rd Test Centurion.