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  • PCB says nationwide staff’s ODI collection will likely be counted as a part of ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League
  • South Africa collection will likely be Pakistan’s second collection in ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League
  • PCB added one other T20I to the tour on the request of Cricket South Africa

LAHORE: Pakistan will play a restricted over collection, which incorporates ODIs and T20s, towards South Africa of their house circumstances from April 2 until April 16, stated an announcement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Friday.

The PCB stated the lads’s nationwide staff will play three ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League matches.

“In addition to the three ODIs, which will count towards automatic qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan will also play four T20Is,” stated the assertion.

Learn extra: Pak vs SA: Schedule, timings for T20 collection

As per the PCB schedule, the staff will depart for Johannesburg on March 26 and can play the three Tremendous League matches on April 2, 4 and seven.

The primary and the third ODIs will likely be performed at Centurion, whereas the second match will likely be performed in Johannesburg.

The PCB stated that Pakistan was scheduled to play three T20Is following the ODI collection however one other T20I was added on the request of Cricket South Africa.

“Johannesburg will host the opening two matches on April 10 and 12 April, while Pretoria will be the venue for the third and fourth T20Is,” stated the assertion.

The PCB stated that the South Africa collection will likely be Pakistan’s second collection within the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League.

After defeating Zimbabwe 2-1 in November 2020, Pakistan is presently ranked fifth on the desk.

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Alternatively, this may also be South Africa’s first collection within the league.

“In the 13-side league, each side has to play eight series over a two-year period, including four at home and four away,” stated the assertion.

The nation’s governing physique for cricket stated that the staff’s tour to South Africa was initially deliberate for October 2020, however was postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

The PCB stated that the collection has been rescheduled for April simply earlier than Pakistan’s takes a two Exams and three T20I tour to Zimbabwe, which is able to begin from April 17.

“We’re delighted to assist help our fellow member in these difficult instances. All of us have a collective duty to take care of the sport and its welfare collectively as ICC Members,” PCB’s Director International Cricket Zakir Khan.

CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith: express his delight to “lastly verify the dates and full schedule for Pakistan’s white-ball tour to South Africa”.

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“Pakistan have 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,” stated Smith. He additionally stated that he was grateful to the PCB to “increase the length of the tour” at a brief discover.

Tour schedule

April 2 – 1st ODI; SuperSport Park, Pretoria

April 4 – 2nd ODI; Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

April 7 – third ODI; SuperSport Park, Pretoria

April 10 – 1st T20I; Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

April 12 – 2nd T20I; Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

April 14 – third T20I; SuperSport Park, Pretoria

April 16 -4th T20I; SuperSport Park, Pretoria

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