Sri Lanka and South Africa in India September 6, 2005

BCCI announces India's forthcoming fixtures


The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the itinerary for India's one-day matches against Sri Lanka and South Africa to be held in October-November.

India will host Sri Lanka for a seven-match one-day international series between October 25 and November 12, while South Africa will play a five-match series from November 16 to 28.

"The venue for each match would be decided in consultation with their respective boards," said SK Nair, the BCCI secretary. According to Nair, Ahmedabad has been allotted a one-day match against Sri Lanka - the second game it will host this year - since it had not been able to stage a Test match after Pakistan refused to play there early this year.

Meanwhile, South Africa will play a game at a new stadium in Hyderabad as the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association revealed they are still not ready to stage an ODI.

Nair said the details of both the series would be decided according to the available logistics. Whether the matches would be day-night will be decided after consulting the various associations, he added.