Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in talks with South Africa and Ireland for a limited overs home series ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Pakistan’s schedule is very tight in the near future as after the ongoing Down Under tour, Sri Lankan team will arrive Pakistan in December for a Test series. Following that Bangladesh team is likely to visit the country for another Test series.
According to the sources, PCB expressed the hope that talks with the cricket boards of the two countries were moving on quite successfully and PCB would succeed in persuading them to send their outfits to Pakistan.
Earlier, PCB announced in a press release that the top-level Test cricket will return to Pakistan in December after more than 10 years when Sri Lanka returns to play the World Test Championship matches in Rawalpindi and Karachi.
The first Test was announced to be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium from December 11 to 15, while the second Test will be held at the National Stadium from December 19 to 23.
Sri Lanka were originally scheduled to play the two Tests in October and then return in December for white-ball cricket, but the matches were swapped to provide them the opportunity to assess the situation before deciding on the Test venues.
The Test series schedule was confirmed after Sri Lanka Cricket gave their thumbs-up to fulfill their Future Tours Program commitment following a highly successful visit for white-ball cricket, the PCB said.