Pakistan and South Africa are expected to play a short limited overs series towards the end of this year.
Both PCB and Cricket South Africa are in negotiations in this regard. However, the series likely to be held in South Africa and not in Pakistan.
The sudden change in South African’s schedule is largely due to the postponement of the inaugural franchise based Global T20 League in November. Not only has the domestic T20 league been delayed but it has also caused a major financial blow to the South African board.
The official announcement regarding the tour is expected in the next few days. Other matters regarding the venues and dates will be finalized once both the boards reach an agreement regarding the bilateral series.
Ireland Also Looking To Play Its First Test Series vs. Pakistan
The Irish cricket team has performed extraordinarily well in recent times; their most iconic performance came against England during the 2011 World Cup group stages where the Irish exceeded all expectations.
Ireland’s hard work is finally going to pay off as ICC has confirmed that it’s close to finalizing the details of Ireland’s first ever Test match.
The Irish team is expected to play its inaugural test match against Pakistan in Dublin next year. The representatives of both boards are in talks for a possible Test match in April or March next year.
Pakistan will play a Test match against Ireland before their two-Test match series against England in April next year, stated an ICC Media Release.