Pakistan's proposed tour of SA won't happen

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The Pakistan Cricket Board have forgone a proposed limited-overs series with South Africa amid an ongoing legal crisis, which prevented a commitment to the tour.

The Pakistan Cricket Board have forgone a proposed limited-overs series with South Africa amid an ongoing legal crisis, which prevented a commitment to the tour.

Pakistan's brief visit was planned for later this month, after the sides had concluded an ongoing series in the United Arab Emirates.

The PCB, however, are currently without a chairman or a managerial body – after the Islamabad High Court suspended chairman Najam Sethi and the five-member interim management committee on Thursday.

Cricket South Africa had requested for the PCB to confirm the tour two weeks prior to its start. But the PCB, in its depleted capacity, are unable to sanction the fixtures.

"CSA had offered us to play a short series in South Africa. But due to the ongoing legal crisis in the PCB, we cannot extend discussions with them," Sethi told <i>Geo News</i>. "The day I had started working on the proposal by CSA, the court suspended me and the IMC, so the idea could not materialise."

The five-match series in the UAE is currently square after a win apiece. The third ODI will get underway in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

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