Pakistan Hopeful Of Hosting Sri Lanka In Test Series, Invites South Africa For T20I Series

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PCB ( The Pakistan Cricket Board ) has invited CSA( Cricket South Africa ) to send its national team for a T20 series in Pakistan next March.

”Sri Lanka’s visit for T20I and ODI series has opened the gates properly for the return of international cricket to Pakistan,” said Pakistan Cricket Board CEO, Wasim Khan.

Pakistan had got positive signs from Sri Lanka. Khan said that the Sri Lankan board would send a full-strength side to play two Tests in Rawalpindi and Karachi in December.

“The gates to international cricket returning properly to Pakistan are open and there is no doubt that the recent tour by the Sri Lankan team to play the T20 and ODI series has helped us a lot,” Wasim khan said.

The PCB official said that talks were going on with Cricket South Africa to send their team for a T20 series.

He further said “We are hopeful they will come in late March as the series will also help both teams prepare for the World T20 Championship in October,”

A reliable source said that the South African board had given a positive reply and in all probability, the tour would go ahead next year.

Khan said it was a good sign that Bangladesh women’s team and their under-16 team were playing bilateral series in Pakistan and hoped the Bangladesh board might send its senior team for a Test and T20 series early next year.

Moreover, PCB has agreed to host its series of three T20 and three ODI matches against the England women’s team in Malaysia in December. The itinerary for the series is set to be announced in a few day’s time.

Before the series against England, Pakistan is waiting for a response from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over whether they will be hosting the Pakistan women’s team as part of the ICC women’s league matches.

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