After T20 league delay, South Africa likely to face Pakistan

Published: October 12, 2017


KARACHI  : Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are in discussion for a proposed series between November and December later this year.

The news came after South Africa’s Global T20 League, their own version of a cash-rich 20-over tournament, was postponed on Wednesday till November 2018 after the country’s cricket board failed to secure a broadcast deal or a title sponsor, resulting in hefty financial losses.

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The tournament was expected to start from November 3, and its postponement means South African players will be out of action for six weeks before their Boxing Day Test, whereas Pakistan team also have no international cricket between November and December.

A PCB source, while talking to the The Express Tribune, confirmed that both boards are discussing a potential series, and also reveals that chairman Najam Sethi will meet CSA’s acting CEO Thabang Moroe later this month as well.

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“The board is in talks with CSA to hold complete series in the same slot that the Global League was set to be oragnised,” he said. “Chairman Najam Sethi will be meeting with CSA’s acting CEO Thabang Moroe later this month to discuss on the series. Both teams will not be having any matches of series in that slot but the dates will be finalised once they meet and agree on the series.”

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  • Waseem Sarwar
    Oct 12, 2017 - 2:38PM

    After our Sri Lanka defeat, we would probably lose in South Africa too but there is no harm in playing anyway. It will help our lads get ready for England series next year, Recommend

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