Proteas have 3 warm-up games before Aussie opener

Published: Thursday, July 21, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Perth:South Africa will have three warm-up matches in Western Australia before the first Test against Australia starting here on December 16, Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) acting chief Geoff Havercroft said.

The South African tourists will play Western Australia in a three-day game at the WACA Ground in Perth starting on December 5, followed by the Lilac Hill match against a Cricket Australia Chairman's XI on December 9.

A WA XI will host South Africa in a three-day match on December 11-13, at a venue to be determined, Havercroft said on Thursday.

The Perth Test will be followed by the Melbourne Boxing Day Test from December 26-30 and the January 2-6 final Sydney Test.

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