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India to play Proteas in Ireland

India will play South Africa in a three-match limited overs cricket series to be held in Ireland in late June and early July.

cricket Updated: May 03, 2007 16:40 IST

India will play South Africa in a three-match limited overs cricket series to be held in Ireland in late June and early July.

"The Irish Cricket Union (ICU) is proud that two such great cricketing nations as India and South Africa are coming to Ireland to play each other and against Ireland," ICU Chief Executive Warren Deutrom said on Thursday.

"Following last year's hugely successful match at Stormont between Ireland and England, the ICU is delighted that top-class cricket continues to come to Ireland, in the first-ever matches between full Test cricket nations in Ireland," he said.

India and South Africa will warm-up with matches against hosts Ireland on June 23 and 24 respectively before the three-match series in Belfast, a statement on the ICU website said.

The three-match series will take place on June 26, June 29 and July 1.

Ireland, who made their debut at the World Cup in the Caribbean recently, scored a shock win over Pakistan to knock the former champions out in the first round.

Their upset World Cup win over Bangladesh earned them a entry into the main International Cricket Council limited overs rankings.