PCB confirms Pakistan tour of South Africa
The Pakistan Cricket Board today confirmed the men’s national team will tour South Africa in April 2021 for three One-Day Internationals, which will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, and as many T20 Internationals.
According to the details, the tour was scheduled to take place in September/October 2020, but was postponed due to the high Covid-19 cases in South Africa.
Pakistan has now agreed to fulfill its Future Tour Programme (FTP) commitment prior to visiting Zimbabwe for two Tests and three T20Is.
The schedule of both the series will be announced in due course.
On the other hand, a total of 107 Covid-19 tests, conducted on the players and player support personnel of Zimbabwe and Pakistan sides as well as the match officials, have returned negative.
PCB said the tests were conducted on Monday as part of the cricket board’s Covid-19 Protocols following the assembling of the two sides in Islamabad.
All 107 participants have now entered the bio-secure bubble in a five-star luxury hotel and are now allowed to interact with each other and move freely within the bio-secure bubble.
The two sides will start practice at the Pindi Cricket Stadium today from 1 pm.
The three-match series, which is part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Super League, commences on Friday.
PAK vs Zimbabwe series schedule
30 Oct – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
1 Nov – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
3 Nov – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi
7 Nov – 1st T20I, Rawalpindi
8 Nov – 2nd T20I, Rawalpindi
10 Nov – 3rd T20I, Rawalpindi
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