The national cricket team will tour South Africa in April 2021

The tour will feature 3 ODIs; file / photo: AFP

The Pakistani cricket team will travel to South Africa in April 2021 for a three-match ODI series.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board confirms that the men’s national cricket team will visit South Africa in April 2021 for a series of three ODIs,” the PCB said in a statement. “The series will be part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League,” the statement said. The PCB said the series was scheduled to take place in September and October 2020, but was postponed due to serious concerns about the corona virus in South Africa.

“Pakistan has now agreed to implement the Future Tour Program (FTP) followed by a tour of Zimbabwe in which 2 Tests and 2 T20s will be played,” the statement said. The PCB said that a detailed schedule for both the series would also be announced. Cricket coverage around the world was affected by the corona virus, but the West Indies toured England in July, after which the Pakistan team also went to England and cricket’s colors began to recover once again.

The Zimbabwean team is in Pakistan for a series of 3 ODIs and 3 T20s, after which the Pakistan team will leave for New Zealand. The national team will travel to New Zealand in December and the two teams will play a series of two Tests and three T20 matches between December 18 and January 7. Following the corona virus protocols before the series, the national team will be in a two-week quarantine after arriving in New Zealand in the last week of November.
The tour schedule has been finalized, with T20 matches to be played in Auckland, Hamilton and Napier on December 18, 20 and 22.

The first Test between the two teams will be played on December 26 in Maunganui, while the second Test will be hosted by Christchurch from January 3.