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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive Wasim Khan has confirmed that the board has been in contact with Cricket South Africa about a potential tour next year.
It is understood that the PCB are trying to get South Africa to tour Pakistan for a Twenty20 series in March 2020.
Cricket South Africa are reportedly discussing about whether to go through with a tour and will respond to the PCB in the near future.
In addition to South Africa, the PCB are working on having the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) travel to the country.
“The revival of international cricket has gained grounds very quickly. We have fastened our efforts to bring big teams to the country and I hope things will get stronger soon,” Wasim was quoted as saying by Ary Sports.
“We are in talks with CSA and getting a positive response from them. I hope South Africa will tour Pakistan in March next year.”
Sri Lanka toured Pakistan for a three-match ODI series in Karachi and three-match Twenty20 series in Lahore from September to October.
Now, the PCB has shifted its focus on trying to convince Sri Lanka to play a Test series in the country. Should it go ahead, it will be the first time Pakistan has hosted a Test match since the Sri Lankan national team’s bus was attacked by armed militants in March 2009.
“We are waiting for their response on the schedule. After hosting them successfully for the shorter format series, we are looking forward to their arrival in Pakistan for a historic Test series,” Wasim said.