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Pakistan to embark on white-ball tour of South Africa in April
Pakistan tour of South Africa

Pakistan to embark on white-ball tour of South Africa in April

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a limited-overs series tour to South Africa in April 2021.

Pakistan will play four T20Is and three ODIs, which will count towards automatic qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. They will depart for Johannesburg on March 26 to play the three Super League matches on 2, 4 and 7 April. Centurion will stage the first and third ODIs, while the second match will be played in Johannesburg.

Originally, three T20Is were scheduled to play following the ODIs, but on the request of Cricket South Africa, the PCB has agreed to play an additional match in the shortest format.

Johannesburg will host the opening two matches on 10 and 12 April, while Pretoria will be the venue for the third and fourth T20Is.

The tour to South Africa was originally planned for October 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are delighted to help assist our fellow member in these challenging times. We all have a collective responsibility to look after the game and its welfare together as ICC Members,” Director - International Cricket, Zakir Khan said.

“South Africa and Pakistan's relationship is a long-standing and mutually valued one, and it was an easy decision for us to accommodate their request. We’re all looking forward to a successful tour.”

Tour schedule:

2 April - 1st ODI; SuperSport Park, Pretoria

4 April - 2nd ODI; Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

7 April - 3rd ODI; SuperSport Park, Pretoria

10 April - 1st T20I; Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

12 April - 2nd T20I; Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

14 April - 3rd T20I; SuperSport Park, Pretoria

16 April - 4th T20I; SuperSport Park, Pretoria