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BCCI, CSA announce Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela series

South Africa are scheduled to tour India from October 2 onwards and will play 3 T20Is, 5 ODIs and 4 Test matches during the tour.

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India-South Africa 4 match Test series will played under the title of ‘Freedom Trophy.’ (Source: Reuters)

The respective cricket boards of India and South Africa have decided to name all the future bilateral series as “The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series,” a press release by the BCCI said on Monday.

Both the boards have gone ahead and named the Test series between the two countries as the ‘Freedom Trophy.’

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“The struggle for freedom has been the common thread between our countries. Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela liberated our nations with non-violence and non-co-operation as their weapons which have inspired the world, to adopt and achieve their goals in a peaceful manner. We dedicate this trophy to Mahatma and Madiba, the guiding souls of our nations.” BCCI President, Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya was quoted as saying.

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South Africa are scheduled to tour India from October 2 onwards and will play 3 T20Is, 5 ODIs and 4 Test matches during the tour.

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