Ehsan Mani to visit South Africa with invitation to tour Pakistan for Cricket series

LAHORE, Pakistan: The Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani will visit South Africa on Monday, wherein he will invite Proteas to visit Pakistan for a bilateral Cricket series.

Sources said that Ehsan Mani is going to South Africa with a plan related to foreign teams’ tour to Pakistan.

They said that Ehsan Mani will meet Officials of Cricket South Africa (CSA) and ask them to send their male and female teams to Pakistan.

Sources said that the Chairman PCB will also watch the Boxing Day Test between Pakistan and South Africa, beginning at Centurion on December 26.

Pakistan Cricket Team is already in South Africa for a full bilateral series which includes three Test matches, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20 Internationals (T20Is).

Earlier on Friday, Pakistan beat Cricket South Africa Invitation XI by six wickets in a three-day Tour Match at Benoni.

Babar Azam and Azhar Ali scored Centuries in the match while Mohammad Amir picked up four wickets and somewhat justified his return to the side.

Separately, the PCB is also engaged in talks with Cricket Australia (CA) to invite the latter for an ODI series in March 2019.

The reports suggest that Cricket Australia has softened its stance and the ongoing talks may generate positive results with respect to the arrival of Australian Cricket Team to Pakistan.

We are in ongoing discussions with the PCB about the one-day tour in March next year. We recognise the PCB and the Pakistan government are taking every step to improve the security for touring cricket teams and we’ll continue discussions with the PCB, with the safety and security of Australian players and support staff being our number one priority,” a CA spokesman said.