Pakistan limited overs tour to South Africa confirmed
Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced an expanded itinerary for the Pakistan limited-overs tour to the country on Friday 12 February.
The tour is scheduled to run from 02 April to 16 April 2021, with the subcontinent side arriving in South Africa on 26 March prior to the first game when they will enter a bio-secure environment (BSE) in Gauteng. They will go into a period of quarantine before commencing with inter-squad training.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has agreed to a request by CSA to play an additional Twenty20 International, meaning the tour will now comprise of three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and four T20Is with the games played in Centurion, SuperSport Park and Johannesburg, Imperial Wanderers Stadium.
“We are delighted to finally confirm the dates and full schedule for Pakistan’s white-ball tour to South Africa,” commented CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith.
“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.”
“We are grateful to the PCB for agreeing to our request within a short period of time to increase the length of the trip by adding in a fourth T20, which will give us some much-needed additional international content.”
PCB Director of International Cricket, Zakir Khan added: “We are delighted to help assist our fellow member countries in their plight to survive. We all have a collective responsibility to look after the game and its welfare together as ICC Members.
“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.”
The three-match ODI series is set to begin on 02 April in Centurion, with the second game – the Pink Day – due to be played in Johannesburg on 04 April. The last match will take place on 07 April in Centurion.
That will be followed by the T20I series, the first two matches of which are set to take place on 10 and 12 April at the Wanderers, followed by the last two games on 14 and 16 April at SuperSport Park.
Schedule: Pakistan Men’s Tour to South Africa
Friday, 02 April at 10:00 SAST:
1st ODI (CWCSL) South Africa v Pakistan, SuperSport Park, Pretoria
Sunday, 04 April at 10:00 SAST:
2nd ODI (CWCSL): South Africa v Pakistan, Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Wednesday, 07 April at 10:00 SAST:
3rd ODI (CWCSL) South Africa v Pakistan, SuperSport Park, Pretoria
Saturday, 10 April at 14:30 SAST:
1st T20I South Africa v Pakistan, Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Monday, 12 April at 14:30 SAST:
2nd T20I South Africa v Pakistan, Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Wednesday, 14 April at 14:30 SAST:
3rd T20I South Africa v Pakistan, SuperSport Park, Pretoria
Friday, 16 April at 14:30 SAST:
4th T20I South Africa v Pakistan, SuperSport Park, Pretoria
Ali Orr helps Sussex to five-wicket win over Derbyshire
The 21-year-old opener was helped by partners Tom Alsop and Mohammad Rizwan.
Issy Wong living the dream as late wickets boost England against South Africa
The 20-year-old fast bowler made an impact on a rain-affected day three at Taunton.
England frustrated by the weather on third day of South Africa Test
South Africa were 51 for three at the close of play.
Issy Wong’s late double keeps England in control at Taunton
.England were rewarded for their patience during a lengthy rain delay.
James Anderson: England’s new-found confidence unlike anything I’ve seen before
Anderson first played for his country in 2002 and has lived through more than his fair share of new eras, reboots and fresh starts.
England paceman James Anderson keen to prove fitness ahead of India Test
The 39-year-old sat out the final match against New Zealand at Headingley due to concerns over his left ankle but says it now feels “pretty good”.
Andrew Gale ‘not willing to engage’ in ‘tainted’ ECB racism disciplinary process
Gale denied Azeem Rafiq’s allegations against him and described him as an “embittered former colleague”.
Michael Vaughan ‘steps back’ from BBC work after staff raise concerns
The former England captain had recently returned to Test Match Special coverage.
Simon Harmer bowls Essex to thrilling win while Surrey dominate Kent
Spinner Harmer took 15 wickets in the match as his side held off Hampshire by 12 runs.
Sciver stars and Davidson-Richards makes history – day two in the women’s Test
The England pair’s maiden Test centuries took their side past South Africa’s total at Taunton.