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Eng Lions-South Africa A tours announced

An upbeat David Parsons said: "The Lions tour to South Africa will be an excellent opportunity to take on some very tough opposition."

Cricket South Africa and the England & Wales Cricket Board today announced a reciprocal agreement in terms of which the England Lions will tour South Africa in the 2014/15 season and South Africa A will tour England in 2017.

The England Lions will play two four-day Test matches and five 50-over matches against South Africa A in January and February 2015.

“This is a very important agreement for us,” commented Corrie van Zyl, CSA General Manager: Cricket.

“It continues our policy of enabling our second-best team to test itself against some of the strongest cricket playing countries in the world.

“What is particularly important is that our A side will now tour England in 2017 at the same time as our senior squad is in that country. England is always an out-of-season tour for us and it will help a lot to know that our back-up players are match-fit in case of need.”

ECB Performance Director David Parsons commented: “The Lions tour to South Africa will be an excellent opportunity to take on some very tough opposition in a challenging environment.

“It will also offer us an opportunity to test the players at the very highest level and allow the players to ultimately learn a great deal from the trip. We look forward to visiting South Africa early next year.”

ENGLAND LIONS TOUR ITINERARY

05-Jan-15

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SA Inv XI England Lions

06-Jan-15

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3 Day Tour Match

07-Jan-15

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UJ Soweto Oval, Johannesburg

08-Jan-15

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09-Jan-15

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10-Jan-15

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11-Jan-15

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SA 'A'

12-Jan-15

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vs

13-Jan-15

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England Lions

14-Jan-15

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4 Day Tour Match - BolandPark, Paarl

15-Jan-15

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16-Jan-15

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17-Jan-15

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18-Jan-15

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SA 'A'

19-Jan-15

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vs

20-Jan-15

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England Lions

21-Jan-15

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4 Day Tour Match - ChevroletPark, Bloemfontein

22-Jan-15

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23-Jan-15

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24-Jan-15

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25-Jan-15

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SA 'A' vs England Lions - 1st. 1 Day Tour Match - ChevroletPark, Bloemfontein

26-Jan-15

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27-Jan-15

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28-Jan-15

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SA 'A' vs England Lions - 2nd. 1 Day Tour Match - Diamond Oval, Kimberley

29-Jan-15

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30-Jan-15

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31-Jan-15

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SA 'A' vs England Lions - 3rd. 1 Day Tour Match - SenwesPark, Potchefstroom

01-Feb-15

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02-Feb-15

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SA 'A' vs England Lions - 4th. 1 Day Tour Match - Mamelodi, Pretoria

03-Feb-15

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05-Feb-15

Thu D/N

SA 'A' vs England Lions - 5th. 1 Day Tour Match – SaharaWillowmoorePark, Benoni

06-Feb-15

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