PCB chief Ashraf requests South Africa again to tour Pakistan

Lahore, Mar. 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has again formally requested Cricket South Africa (CSA) to send its team to Pakistan for a Test and one-day series in October-November this year.

According to PCB sources, board chief Zaka Ashraf had, during his recent visit to Johannesburg, approached the South African cricket officials and invited them to play in Pakistan, reports The Express Tribune.

A source said that although it is a foregone conclusion that South Africa will not tour Pakistan in October-November because of existing security concerns, Ashraf has still tried to convince them that security conditions are such that an international team can play in Pakistan.

He said Ashraf reminded the South African officials that Pakistan had always been at the forefront of helping other countries and now it was the turn of the other countries to support and help out the strife-torn nation.

Ashraf pointed out that Pakistan just needed one high-profile team to break the ice and visit Pakistan. But South Africa officials declined to make any promises or commitments and it appears the series will be held in the UAE, the source said. (ANI)

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