Pakistan has confirmed their tour of South Africa for the limited-overs series starting next month. The news was confirmed by both Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket South Africa (CSA).
The series will take place from April 2 to April 16. The team would leave for South Africa on March 26 and undergo a mandatory quarantine period in Gauteng.
The tour would comprise three ODI matches, including one ‘Pink ODI’ followed by four T20I matches. All the matches would take place in two venues, Pretoria and Johannesburg.
During the tour, the Pakistan team will play three ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League matches. The ODIs will serve as qualifier matches for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
“We are delighted to finally confirm the dates and full schedule for Pakistan’s white-ball tour to South Africa,” CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith said.
“Pakistan has proved their status over the years as one of the most dangerous limited-overs teams and I’m sure they will give the Proteas a stern test on the Highveld. We will also have the much-anticipated ‘Betway Pink ODI’ take place during the tour and that is something further to look forward to for the players, the fans and all those associated with this iconic day,” he added.
“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,” PCB Director – International Cricket, Zakir Khan said in an official statement.
“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.”
Pakistan’s tour of South Africa Match Fixtures
|1st ODI||02.04.21||SuperSport Park, Pretoria|
|2nd ODI||04.04.21||Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|3rd ODI||07.04.21||SuperSport Park, Pretoria|
|1st T20I||10.04.21||Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|2nd T20I||12.04.21||Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|3rd T20I||14.04.21||SuperSport Park, Pretoria|
|4th T20I||16.04.21||SuperSport Park, Pretoria|