South Africa will play just two Tests against Australia when Michael Clarke’s side tour the rainbow nation in October and November.
The two sides have played three Tests in every series since South Africa’s readmission in 1991, but a packed schedule means they will only fit two in this time around.
The Future Tours Programme on the ICC’s website has been amended to reflect as much, with the Proteas also scheduled to play two Twenty20 internationals and three one-day internationals against their visitors.
“Because of the fixture list, we have to have two Tests this time but the next time Australia tour South Africa they will play four Tests here, because they will owe us one,” Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola told ESPNcricinfo.
Cricket South Africa will announce the details of the series fixtures on Friday. Agencies