Karachi, Lahore likely to host Proteas as PCB, CSA talks enter final stage


Lahore: Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium and Karachi’s National Stadium are likely to host men’s team series against South Africa in January 2021, ARY Sports reported.

According to sources, the talks between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) have entered the final phase.

PCB has also offered Proteas to play matches in Rawalpindi. The series will comprise of two ICC Test Championship matches and three T20Is.

CSA will send a security delegation to Pakistan during the remaining Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5 knockout phase to review the bio-secure bubble and SOPs placed by the PCB. Venues will be finalized on the recommendation of the delegation.

Meanwhile, both the teams were scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in October 2020 in South Africa but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the series was postponed. The series is likely to take place in March after the PSL 6.

It must be noted that South Africa last visited Pakistan in 2007 where they played five ODIs and two Tests.

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