The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has revealed upcoming series for the national side against New Zealand and South Africa.
The Kiwis get the clearance from their government to host Pakistan and West Indies later this year and early 2021. The Men in Green are scheduled to play two Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against the Blackcaps in December.
While talking to media in Lahore on Friday, Wasim said that the board will also send Pakistan Shaheens alongside the national team to New Zealand, in order to strengthen Pakistan team’s bench.
“The schedule and other important details regarding the New Zealand tour have been finalised. In order to groom our young and upcoming players, Pakistan Shaheens team will travel to New Zealand along with the national team and will play two four-day matches and five T20 matches,” said Wasim.
Meanwhile, commenting on ICC future tours programme (FTP), Pakistan were scheduled to tour South Africa for three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals in October.
However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the series has been indefinitely postponed.
The PCB is now hoping to host South Africa first in January 2021 and then tour the African nation after the sixth season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in March.
“South Africa will tour Pakistan in January 2021 and we are hoping to reciprocate by touring South Africa for a limited-overs series in March. We have informed Cricket South Africa (CSA) about our plans for the tour. Now we are waiting to see what steps they take to ensure both series take place,” he said.