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South Africa had been scheduled to play three Tests in Sri Lanka in July, however a form of Tests has been traded for a 5-match ODI series and a T20I.

Earlier, too, South Africa Tests in Sri Lanka hang been either postponed, or commuted to restricted-overs matches, most critically in 2013. The causes, then as now, are commercial: Sri Lanka Cricket loses cash on all Test excursions no longer difficult India, England, Australia and Pakistan. As such, the board insists that three-Test series against most teams are unsustainable, in particular if unaccompanied by the more successful ODI and T20I games.

The revised tour will open with Tests in Galle and at the SSC – which had additionally been the venues of South Africa’s most-fresh Tests on the island – before engrossing to Dambulla, Pallekele and sooner or later Khettarama for the restricted-overs leg. The first Test begins on July 12, correct beneath two weeks after Sri Lanka return from their three-Test tour of West Indies, and the one-off T20I is scheduled for August 14, four days before Sri Lanka Cricket’s fresh franchise T20 match is determined to open.

For South Africa, the Sri Lanka Tests continuously is the principle since their correct-concluded series against Australia. They’re the appropriate non-Asian side to hang defeated Sri Lanka in a Test series on the island over the past six years, having won their 2014 series 1-0.

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