South Africa to host England, Netherlands, West Indies in 2023 summer

The Proteas will face West Indies in two Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is.

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South Africa will take on England and Netherlands in a bid to qualify for the 2023 ODI World Cup early next year. Apart from that, the Proteas will face West Indies in two Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is as well in the summer. 

Notably, the first edition of the SA20 league starts on January 10, with the final match likely to be played on February 4. The national team will take on England in three ODI games which will be played between January 28 and February 1, which is expected to be played after the group stage and before the knockouts of the SA20.

South Africa might be forced to field a second-string squad against West Indies in March 2023

The three T20Is against West Indies and two ODIs against the Netherlands will be played from March 25, which will most lilely clash with the Indian Premier League (IPL) and may force the Proteas to field second-string XIs. 

Meanwhile, the inaugural season of the SA20 will be played in venues including Cape Town, Paarl, Johannesburg, Centurion, Durban, and Gqeberha. As a result, the ODI series against the Three Lions will be played in Bloemfontein and Kimberley, cities which do not have SA20 franchises.

"We are trying to spread the game around and make sure some of the venues that didn't host much cricket in the pandemic get games," Pholetsi Moseki, the CSA chief executive, said. "We are also trying to secure more matches, and if we get them, Kingsmead will definitely get some games."

Venues including Newlands, Boland Park, and St George's Park will be utilized for the Women's T20 World Cup, which will be played in South Africa in February 2023. The matches against West Indies will be played at the Wanderers and SuperSport Park, which will also host the T20Is later.

The home team will also take on the Men in Maroon in an ODI series which will be played in East London and Potchefstroom, while the matches against the Dutch side including the pink-day ODI will be held in Benoni and Johannesburg.

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