Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Nagpur will host the four-Test matches against South Africa when the Proteas tour the country in October and November.
The BCCI Tour Programme and Fixtures Committee, which met on Sunday, allocated the venues for the international matches. According to a BCCI media release, South Africa will be playing four Tests, five ODIs and three T20 Internationals while Sri Lanka play three T20 Internationals in India. With the ICC World T20 slated to be held next year, the BCCI has taken pains to schedule six T20 Internationals.
The five ODI venues for the South Africa matches will be Chennai, Kanpur, Rajkot and Mumbai with either Indore or Gwalior hosting one match. The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) will take a call on it at a later stage.
The three T20 Internationals against South Africa will be held at Kolkata, Mohali and Dharamsala. The three T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka will be held in Pune, Visakhapatnam and Delhi.
India's T20 schedule
July2 T20s vs Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe
September 3 T20s vs South Africa in India
January 3 T20s vs Australia in Australia
February 3 T20s vs Sri Lanka in India
March Asia Cup (T20 format) in Bangladesh
Contract system for women
The BCCI's women's cricket committee proposed, among other things, a contract system for women cricketers. "On the lines of men's cricket, a contract system for international women cricketers was proposed. It was also proposed to have more international fixtures for the Indian women's cricket team," BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said.