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Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are in talks to finalise plans of a proposed Gandhi-Mandela series.
CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat revealed that both parties are very keen on the creation of the series, which will be played in both countries within the next two years.
“India has really warmed up to the idea of making a sort of an icon series between South Africa and India,” Lorgat said. “So we will play four Tests in India and they will come back in 2018 and will play the equivalent. We want to style it as the Mandela- Gandhi series. We are working on that now to develop the details of the icon series.”
Lorgat added that South Africa will don a new kit, which has been created by New Balance, in all three formats of the game, starting with their tour of Bangladesh next month.
“Once upon a time we would wear anything and it did not really matter, but these days there is actually technology that goes into producing the kit and that makes a difference,” Lorgat said.