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CSA names India-South Africa Test rubber 'Freedom Series'

The last two Tests are scheduled to be played at Centurion (from January 13) and Johannesburg (from January 24).

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 22, 2017 21:30 IST ]
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The Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named the three-match Test series between India and hosts South Africa, starting January 5, 2018, as "Freedom Series." 

"This tour was originally labelled the Friendship Series it was South Africa's way of reciprocating India's efforts in ending the country's sporting isolation in 1991," the CSA said in a statement.

A specially designed Freedom Series Trophy Podium will also commemorate the landmark series and will be unveiled in a special ceremony ahead of the first Test, commencing in Cape Town on January 5, 2018. 

South Africa's apex cricket body added: "India had been among the principal opponents of apartheid. The Freedom Series was felt by both nations to be a be more fitting name in recognition of South Africa's and India's shared history of winning freedom through non-violence, not to mention their shared love of cricket!" 

The last two Tests are scheduled to be played at Centurion (from January 13) and Johannesburg (from January 24).

(With PTI inputs)

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