Worcestershire CCC can look forward to more international cricket being staged at New Road next summer with England Lions taking on the full South African side in a three-day fixture.
The match will take place at the County's headquarters from Thursday June 29 to Saturday July 1.
It could offer supporters the opportunity to see Worcestershire batsman Joe Clarke in action against the tourists.
He has again been called into the Lions squad for their programme this winter after appearing last winter against Pakistan 'A' in the UAE and this summer versus the same opponents and Sri Lanka 'A'.
The game is also South Africa's final fixture ahead of the Investec Test Series against England and the battle will be on for places in the side for the first Test at Lord's the following week.
Worcestershire CEO Tom Scott said: "It is always a feather in the cap of the county when we stage international cricket and it is a much welcome addition for supporters and members to go alongside the regular county fixtures.
"We have held a number of international games involving either ourselves, the tourists, England Women, England Lions and England Under-19s in recent seasons and this will be another eagerly awaited fixture.
"The Lions have played an exciting brand of cricket and it will be an added bonus to our supporters if Joe Clarke is part of the set-up."
The ECB today announced the full international programme for 2017 which will see ten different counties hosting tour matches and England Lions taking on international opposition in both red and white-ball cricket.
Sussex and Northamptonshire will each host South Africa in one-day warm-up games ahead of the three-match Royal London One-Day International series against England.
Leicestershire are also set for a T20 tour match against the same opposition subject to South Africa not being involved in the ICC Champions Trophy final.
Later in the season, Essex, Kent and Derbyshire will each stage three-day tour matches against West Indies as part of the tourists’ build-up to a three match Investec Test Series against England.
Leicestershire will also host the tourists in a two-day tour match if not involved in NatWest Blast T20 Finals’ Day.
ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison said: “We’re very pleased to have agreed such a comprehensive touring programme for 2017 – a schedule which will provide fans with even more opportunities to see two international teams in action at county grounds; and help our Lions players test themselves against high quality opposition in both red and white-ball cricket.
“With this country also hosting the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Women’s World Cup next season, 2017 promises to be a hugely exciting summer of cricket – and a strong platform to promote our sport to an even wider and more diverse audience.”
2017 MAJOR MATCH DATES
England v Ireland Royal London ODIs
Fri 5 May 1st Royal London ODI The Brightside Ground, Bristol
Sun 7 May 2nd Royal London ODI Lord’s
SOUTHAFRICA TOUR TO UK
Fri 19 May 1-day Tour matcH v Sussex (D/N) 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Sun 21 May 1-day Tour match v Northants Northampton
Wed 24 May 1st Royal London ODI (D/N) Headingley
Sat 27 May 2nd Royal London ODI Ageas Bowl
Mon 29 May 3rd Royal London ODI Lord’s
Thu 1 – Mon 19 June ICC Champions Trophy
Sun 18 June *T20 Tour match v Leicestershire* Grace Road
Wed 21 June 1st NatWest IT20 (f) Ageas Bowl
Fri 23 June 2nd NatWest IT20 The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Sun 25 June 3rd NatWest IT20 SSE SWALEC, Cardiff
29 June-1 July 3-day v England Lions New Road
Thu 6-Mon 10 July 1st Investec Test Lord’s
Fri 14-Tue 18 July 2nd Investec Test Trent Bridge
Thu 27-Mon 31 July 3rd Investec Test Kia Oval
Fri 4-Tue 8 Aug 4th Investec Test Emirates Old Trafford
Notes: * match cancelled if South Africa qualifies for ICC Champions Trophy Final. All tour matches to be played 11-a-side with official status
WEST INDIES TOUR TO UK
Tue 1-Thu 3 Aug 3-day Tour match v Essex Chelmsford
Sun 6-Tue 8 Aug 3-day Tour match v Kent The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury
Fri 11-Sun 13 Aug 3-day Tour match v Derbyshire The 3aaa County Ground, Derby
Thu 17-Mon 21 Aug 1st Investec Test Edgbaston
Fri 25-Tue 29 Aug 2nd Investec Test Headingley
Sat 2-Sun 3 Sept +2-day tour match v Leicestershire+ The Fischer County Ground, Grace Road
Thu 7-Mon 11 Sept 3rd Investec Test Lord’s
Wed 13 Sept ODI v Ireland Venue tbc
Sat 16 Sept NatWest IT20 (f) Emirates Riverside
Tue 19 Sept 1st Royal London ODI (D/N) Emirates Old Trafford
Thu 21 Sept 2nd Royal London ODI (D/N) Trent Bridge Sun 24 Sept
3rd Royal London ODI The Brightside Ground, Bristol
Wed 27 Sept 4th Royal London ODI (D/N) Kia Oval
Fri 29 Sept 5th Royal London ODI (D/N) Ageas Bowl
Note: + match played against an ECB XI if the County qualifies for T20 Finals’ Day
All tour matches to be played 11-a-side with three-day games having First Class status
Sat 1 July Royal London One-Day Cup Final Lord’s
Sat 2 Sept NatWest T20 Blast Finals’ Day Edgbaston
Note: both Domestic Finals have one reserve day allocated
SOUTH AFRICA 'A' TOUR TO UK
Sat 27 May 1-day v Yorkshire Headingley
Mon 29 May 1-day v Derbyshire The 3aaa County Ground, Derby
Thu 1 June 1st A ODI v England Lions Trent Bridge
Sat 3 June 2nd A ODI v England Lions Northampton
Mon 5 June 3rd A ODI v England Lions (D/N) Northampton
8-11 June 4-day v Hampshire Ageas Bowl
14-17 June 4-day v Sussex Arundel (v Duke of Norfolk XI if Sussex in RL play-offs)
21-24 June ‘A’ Test v Lions The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury