Cricket South Africa will host a triangular Under-19 one-day competition in the first week of January that will serve as an invaluable preparation for the ICC Under-19 World Cup for both South Africa and the other participants, India and Bangladesh.
There will also be a programme of three-day matches involving all three countries.
The triangular tournament will be centralised in Pretoria, while the three-day matches, the first of which started on Thursday, will take place in Potchefstroom and Durban.
"It is a singular privilege for South Africa to host this inaugural triangular tournament between South Africa, Bangladesh and India," said CSA president Norman Arendse.
"These matches further strengthen the ties between cricket in South Africa and the sub-continent. It is part of an on-going exchange programme whereby young players can learn about new cultures and new cricketing environments.
CSA CEO Gerald Majola commented: "The series of matches between South Africa, Bangladesh and India is going to be an important breeding ground for the stars of the future for these countries."
Three-day fixtures: December 27-29: SA v Bangladesh, Sedgars Park, Potchefstroom; January 11-13: SA v India, Chatsworth Oval, Durban; January 16-18: SA v India, Chatsworth Oval.
Durban Triangular one-day competition (all matches at Sinovich Park, Pretoria): January 1: SA v Bangladesh; January 2: SA v India; January 3: India v Bangladesh; January 4: SA v Bangladesh; January 5: SA v India; January 6: India v Bangladesh; January 8: Final.
Team South Africa: Wayne Parnell (EP, captain), Clayton August (Boland), Bradley Barnes (WP), Sybrand Engelbrecht (Northerns), Reeza Hendricks (Griquas), Pieter Malan (Northerns), Mangaliso Mashela (Easterns), Abraham Pienaar (Free State), Dwayne Pretorius (North West), Rilee Rossouw (Free State), Kelly Smuts (EP), Jon-Jon Smuts (EP), Aubrey Swanepoel (Griquas), Yaseem Vallie (WP), Jonathan Vandiar (KZN Coastal). Manager: Morgan Pillay; Coach: Ray Jennings; Assistant coaches: Grant Morgan and Henry Williams. - Sapa