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April 3, 2005
South Africa will play West Indies next week in a hastily arranged series of three one-dayers after both teams were knocked out of the World Cup in the group phase. The matches will take place at Tshwane University on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Both West Indies and South Africa will field the same squads that contested the World Cup.
"These matches are just what we need right now," said South Africa's coach, Stephen Jones. "The World Cup has been a really good learning experience for our young squad and the three matches against the West Indies will give us the chance to work on areas of our game that were found wanting in the World Cup. What is clear is that we need to play a lot more competitive cricket, and the West Indies series is a step in the right direction."
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