India set to return to international cricket with a home series against South Africa
India team celebrating a wicket. ©ICC
After almost a year since the 2020 T20 World Cup, India is likely to return to action next month in a bi-lateral series at home against South Africa. The two teams will be playing five ODIs and three T20Is.
According to a report by Cricbuzz, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is all set to announce the details of the tour in the coming days. "The details have been worked out, and the announcement will come soon. We're coordinating with Cricket South Africa. The dates will be out soon," an officer bearer was quoted by the online portal.
The details regarding the dates and venues are yet to be confirmed. The entire series could be played at the same venue in a bio-secure environment and the visiting team is likely to undergo the mandatory quarantine before the start of the series as the tour involves international travel.
While the series would mark the return of India to international cricket, South Africa have already played an ODI series against Pakistan, and the T20I series between the two teams will come to an end on Wednesday(February 3).
The Indian players have played only the Women's T20 Challenge that happened in the United Arab Emirates since the 2020 T20 World Cup. A few players, however, have been playing invitation tournaments across the country.
Earlier, it was confirmed by the BCCI that the Senior One-day Tournament would happen simultaneously along with the Vijay Hazare Trophy later this month.