Any future bilateral series between India and South Africa, including South Africa’s upcoming tour of India, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, set the two boards have announced it will be called. The Test series, the BCCI and Cricket South Africa said, will be played by the Freedom Trophy espn.
“BCCI, on behalf of all citizens of our country is able to honor these great leaders naming the series after them, and calls on each and every citizen of our country to imbibe the ideals and move path advised by them, “said BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement.
India & South Africa will play Gandhi-Mandela series 2015
CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said that the appointment of the series after Gandhi and Mandela was “eternal for our people and cricketers news.” “For people of our two countries there is no greater duty than to defend the ideals of both Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela,” he said. “As people of cricket lovers must fight hard to win on the pitch, but never forget the battle in the spirit of these two great men.”
Gandhi was the leader of the nonviolent struggle for the freedom of India and South Africa had a connection as well, having practiced law in the country. Mandela led the movement against apartheid in South Africa and was president from 1994 to 1999. The announcement is significant in the context of recent concerns ICC chief executive David Richardson on the relevance of the bilateral series that does not have a ” iconic, traditional state. “
India will host South Africa for three T20Is five ODIs and four Test matches between October and December this year.