PCB invites South Africa for T20I series next year: Source

The series if confirmed is likely to be held after the Pakistan Super League in the last week of March.

A source in the PCB said that a formal invite has been sent to Cricket South Africa to play three T20I matches.   -  Twitter/@TheRealPCB

Pakistan has invited South Africa to tour the country for a three-match T20 International series next year, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) source.

A source in the PCB said on Wednesday that a formal invite has been sent to Cricket South Africa to play three T20I matches in Pakistan after the Proteas’ ODI series in India next year.

“We have invited them to stop in Pakistan and play three T20 matches and their response has been good,” he said.

The series if confirmed is likely to be held after the Pakistan Super League in the last week of March.

The PCB has already invited Cricket Ireland to tour Pakistan after the PSL for a full series and is awaiting a reply.

Meanwhile, a senior official of the Board made it clear that there was no truth to speculation that the Bangladesh Cricket Board has refused to play Tests in Pakistan.

“The fact is that the PCB has now adopted a policy where it is averse to playing any of its home matches at neutral venues,” he said.

He said that once Sri Lanka came for a two-match Test series in December, there was no reason for Bangladesh to say no.

“Their security delegation has also been to Pakistan and visited venues,” he said.

The Bangladesh team is due to tour Pakistan from January 18.

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