The West Indies women’s cricket team will be playing five matches, including a warm-up clash and four Women’s One-Day Internationals (ODI) against the Proteas women team.
This was announced by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday saying the games will be be taking place between 25 January – 06 February.
CSA said to accommodate the concerns and request of Cricket West Indies (CWI) it has resolved to host all matches in a bio-secure environment (BSE) at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
This will be South Africa’s second consecutive 50-over series against the Caribbean outfit after the two sides met in a five-match series in the West Indies in September last year where South Africa were a Super Over defeat away from a historic clean sweep, winning the series 4-1.
Both teams will be utilizing the scheduled five matches to finalize their preparations before departing for the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup being hosted in New Zealand from 04 March to 03 April.
Graeme Smith, Director of Cricket said CSA is excited to be able to confirm the schedule for the West Indies tour during a critical time for the Momentum Proteas side as they strive to make history in this year’s World Cup
“The Momentum Proteas had an exceptional year in 2021 ending it as the second-ranked team on the ICC rankings in the ODI format and it is important to continue that momentum with a significant series against quality opposition.”
The series will be broadcast live on SuperSport and SABC free-to-air, with the day games getting underway from 10h00, while the day/night clashes begin at 2pm local time.