Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is confident that Cricket South Africa (CSA) will send its team for a short tour of the country in March 2020.
The tour is will consist of three T20Is. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan responded to the media reports stating that South Africa had turned down there request for the tour. He said that the talks were still going on with Cricket South Africa (CSA).
Wasim Khan said,“ In fact they have responded very positively to our invitation and we are pretty confident they will come over for the T20 series. Pakistan, along with South Africa, has also invited Ireland and Afghanistan to send their teams to Pakistan next year to play white ball and red ball series but are still awaiting confirmations.”
The CEO said the PCB had held positive talks with CSA officials.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) is currently in turmoil with the suspension of its CEO on charges of misconduct and resignations of three directors and one provincial association president.
Former South African captain, Graeme Smith, has been appointed as its interim director as South Africa prepare to host England for a full series.
Wasim Khan also said,” They are making preparations to also host Bangladesh for two Tests and three T20 Internationals in January-February and are expecting a confirmation from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) soon.
He said,” Independent security experts from Bangladesh have visited Pakistan and returned home satisfied.”
“Our main priority is to ensure that Test and international cricket is now played regularly in Pakistan and teams have no problems coming here,” Wasim added.
Wasim Khan appreciated the role of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in bringing International cricket back to Pakistan. He said,“ We are confident that once we host the entire Pakistan Super League in Pakistan early next year it will become easier for other boards to make decisions on playing in Pakistan. We want our home series to now be played in Pakistan instead of neutral venues.”