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England Women to tour South Africa in February 2016

Friday 18th September 2015

Women

England women will travel to South Africa in February 2016 to play a three match One-Day International (ODI) series and three match Twenty20 International (T20I) series.

The three ODIs will form England’s fourth round of matches in the ICC Women’s Championship, and will be played on 7th, 12th and 14th February in Benoni, Centurion and Johannesburg.

England women are currently in fourth position in the ICC Women’s Championship (the qualification tournament for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England) and will be looking to record a series victory in South Africa to leapfrog their hosts, who are currently in second place.

The two sides will then play three T20Is in Paarl, Cape Town and Johannesburg on 18th, 19th and 21st February, with the final two fixtures of the tour being played as double-headers with South Africa men also taking on England men at Newlands Cricket Ground (Cape Town) and Bidvest Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg) on 19th and 21st February.

ECB Director of England Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor, said: “2016 represents a hugely important twelve months for the England women’s team as they embark on the busiest ever international schedule in the history of women’s cricket – a year which incorporates four overseas tours and a home series against Pakistan.

“The standard of international women’s cricket is continually on an upward curve, and South Africa will pose a strong challenge on home soil across the six scheduled matches in February.

“The introduction of the ICC Women’s Championship has brought a refreshing relevance to every series that we play, and the three ODIs at the start of the tour will be fiercely contested by both sides as they strive towards qualification for the ICC Women's World Cup in England in 2017.

“The ensuing three match T20I series will present a valuable opportunity for the players to hone their skills immediately ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in India next March, and it is fantastic news that for the first time ever in South Africa, the final two T20Is will be televised as double-headers alongside the South Africa v England men’s fixtures.”

England women’s tour to South Africa 2016 schedule in full:

Date

Format

Venue

7.2.16 –

1st ODI *

Sahara Willowmoore Park, Benoni

12.2.16 –

2nd ODI *

SuperSport Park, Centurion

14.2.16 –

3rd ODI *

Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

18.2.16 –

1st T20I

Boland Park, Paarl

19.2.16 –

2nd T20I +

Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

21.2.16 –

3rd T20I +

Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg