Pakistan in South Africa 2013-14 November 5, 2013

Pakistan to tour South Africa in November

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Cricket South Africa and the Pakistan Cricket Board have announced a three-match ODI and a two-match T20 series between the two countries which will take place in South Africa later this month. The series was arranged following the announcement of the shortened tour by India to South Africa.

The proposal for a short, limited-overs series was put forward to Cricket South Africa by the PCB's interim management committee in late October. The series was planned during a two-week window in November after the two sides wrap up their current bilateral series in the UAE on November 15; South Africa didn't have anything scheduled till the India series begins on December 5, while Pakistan's next assignment would have been Sri Lanka in the UAE from December 11.

Until yesterday, it was understood that the plan for the series was scrapped due to the PCB's ongoing administration crisis - its top decision-making officials had been suspended by the courts for an indefinite period - which had prevented it from making a commitment to the tour. However, with the Islamabad High Court ruling on Monday that the board's interim management committee can function pending the verdict in the case, it is understood the PCB sanctioned the tour at the earliest opportunity. Najam Sethi, the head of the interim management committee, had told a Pakistan television channel that CSA had offered the PCB US$1.5million to host them.

South Africa were originally due to play three Tests, seven ODIs and two T20s against India, which was cut to two Tests and three ODIs. As a result, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and East London lost their fixtures. Cape Town has been compensated with an ODI and a T20, but the smaller venues all miss out. CSA has likely stuck with the bigger venues for the Pakistan series, as they are hoping to draw in bigger crowds. CSA were expected to lose R200 million (US$ 20m approx.) owing to the curtailed India tour, this series could be a way to make some of that up.

CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said the board was happy with the final line-up of matches for South Africa's home season. "We are really happy to have a full international fixture list for the 2013-14 season with five Test matches, six ODI's and five T20s," he said. "This was important for our team as they prepare for global events.

"We have also done our best to give all our venues a fair chance, bearing in mind that we have practical and logistical issues to deal with."

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  • on November 8, 2013, 2:44 GMT

    cricketstarbest - you are very narrow minded

  • Waqs77 on November 7, 2013, 5:08 GMT

    @ZB88...FYI, In that tour earlier this year, Pakistan was beaten comprehensively only in tests. 5 ODIs remained 3-2 to SA and that too the series was decided in the last match (including some close encounters). While the only T20 was won by PAK comprehensively getting SA all out in just 12 overs which is a record in T20 to date. So, Pak would not be an easy picking for SA to climb up the ranking when it comes to limited over cricket (specially T20 where Pak is ranked much higher than SA) and this tour is containing only limited over cricket and NOT meant mere money like Indian cricket.

  • ZB88 on November 6, 2013, 11:38 GMT

    Pakistan toured SA earlier in the year and lost compreshensively. Pakistan has never taken to the conditions and CSA knows this. This tour is more about the money than the cricket - $1.5million to PCB. Pakistan is easy picking for SA to climb up the ODI/T20 rankings.

  • on November 6, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    This is nice to see few more matches between quality teams. I will sugguest to PCB arrange a similar kind of tour to Bangladesh in March 2014 before T20WC. It will be great for Pakistan and Bangladesh TEAMS.

  • Pak_Guru on November 6, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    Its good to play more against tuff competitors. PCB should try out young player in ODI's atleast and focus on T20's with WC in mind. Good luck.

  • on November 6, 2013, 8:37 GMT

    Pity there are no tests at Newlands, I would have snapped up those tickets instantly! Would have loved to have seen the likes of Irfan steaming in with the new red ball, testing our batsmen..The Pakistan team as a whole have learnt a lot about SA and it would have been a cricketing treat! I'll still try and make the ODI though.

  • ICCexpert.... on November 6, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Please send a team of youngsters on this series, there is nothing to lose, Sohaib Maqsood, Sharjeel Khan, Hammad Azam, Raza Hassan, Sadaf Husain, Ahmad Jamal, Harris Sohail deserve a chance before they become old and then get a chance to play international cricket same like, Misbah, Ajmal and Zulfiqar Babar.

  • JustIPL on November 6, 2013, 4:10 GMT

    @t20cric: I think both teams will not rest any of their main players so that they are in rhytm before series with india and sri lanka. All eyes are on SA to whitewash india in all formats of the game despite field restricitons and two new balls.

  • Resultpredictor on November 6, 2013, 3:42 GMT

    PCB have decided to play this series because they want Pakistan to lose this series also as every one knows that Pak cannot win series against SA.

  • Chaudry_Cricket on November 5, 2013, 22:21 GMT

    As good a idea this tour is I think we should rest Ajmal, Irfan etc from this tour because we have a tough series gainst Sri Lanka next month. So it would be best to send the younger players essentially an A team with youngsters like Haris, Babar, Umar Waheed, Usman Sallhudin, Raza Hasan, Bilawal etc. But good on the PCB and CSA for arranging this tour.

  • on November 8, 2013, 2:44 GMT

    cricketstarbest - you are very narrow minded

  • Waqs77 on November 7, 2013, 5:08 GMT

    @ZB88...FYI, In that tour earlier this year, Pakistan was beaten comprehensively only in tests. 5 ODIs remained 3-2 to SA and that too the series was decided in the last match (including some close encounters). While the only T20 was won by PAK comprehensively getting SA all out in just 12 overs which is a record in T20 to date. So, Pak would not be an easy picking for SA to climb up the ranking when it comes to limited over cricket (specially T20 where Pak is ranked much higher than SA) and this tour is containing only limited over cricket and NOT meant mere money like Indian cricket.

  • ZB88 on November 6, 2013, 11:38 GMT

    Pakistan toured SA earlier in the year and lost compreshensively. Pakistan has never taken to the conditions and CSA knows this. This tour is more about the money than the cricket - $1.5million to PCB. Pakistan is easy picking for SA to climb up the ODI/T20 rankings.

  • on November 6, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    This is nice to see few more matches between quality teams. I will sugguest to PCB arrange a similar kind of tour to Bangladesh in March 2014 before T20WC. It will be great for Pakistan and Bangladesh TEAMS.

  • Pak_Guru on November 6, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    Its good to play more against tuff competitors. PCB should try out young player in ODI's atleast and focus on T20's with WC in mind. Good luck.

  • on November 6, 2013, 8:37 GMT

    Pity there are no tests at Newlands, I would have snapped up those tickets instantly! Would have loved to have seen the likes of Irfan steaming in with the new red ball, testing our batsmen..The Pakistan team as a whole have learnt a lot about SA and it would have been a cricketing treat! I'll still try and make the ODI though.

  • ICCexpert.... on November 6, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Please send a team of youngsters on this series, there is nothing to lose, Sohaib Maqsood, Sharjeel Khan, Hammad Azam, Raza Hassan, Sadaf Husain, Ahmad Jamal, Harris Sohail deserve a chance before they become old and then get a chance to play international cricket same like, Misbah, Ajmal and Zulfiqar Babar.

  • JustIPL on November 6, 2013, 4:10 GMT

    @t20cric: I think both teams will not rest any of their main players so that they are in rhytm before series with india and sri lanka. All eyes are on SA to whitewash india in all formats of the game despite field restricitons and two new balls.

  • Resultpredictor on November 6, 2013, 3:42 GMT

    PCB have decided to play this series because they want Pakistan to lose this series also as every one knows that Pak cannot win series against SA.

  • Chaudry_Cricket on November 5, 2013, 22:21 GMT

    As good a idea this tour is I think we should rest Ajmal, Irfan etc from this tour because we have a tough series gainst Sri Lanka next month. So it would be best to send the younger players essentially an A team with youngsters like Haris, Babar, Umar Waheed, Usman Sallhudin, Raza Hasan, Bilawal etc. But good on the PCB and CSA for arranging this tour.

  • t20cric on November 5, 2013, 21:02 GMT

    Its good this series will happen but i have a few worries. Pakistani players will be tired after this series as well as suffer from jet lag when they get back to UAE. South Africa are playing India in an important test series and they will want to avoid injuries. Also which ever team loses will be low on confident for their important next series. I think it is best for both teams to rest their regular players in this series and try out some new talents. Pakistan should rest Misbah, U. Akmal, M. Hafeez, Ajmal, Nasir, Ahmed, Junaid, M. Irfan etc.. Pakistan should try out newer players in this series like Sharjeel Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam, Sohaib Maqsood(if he isnt given chances in ongoing series), Akbar-ur-RehmanMohammad Rizwan, Anwar Ali, Yasir Shah, Raza Hasan, Ehsan Adil,etc... Basically try out new young talent who have been performing consistently in the domestic level. By doing this they might find out some good talent as well as find a future captain

  • on November 5, 2013, 20:41 GMT

    No tests. Boo. Hiss.

  • dabbadubba on November 5, 2013, 20:31 GMT

    This was BCCI's plan all along.. ie to help pakistani cricket... thats why they curtailed their tour of SA, so that pak can get more games against good quality opposition and get some revenue as well.

  • likeintcricket on November 5, 2013, 18:27 GMT

    Pakistani batsman will find it hard to compete against SA pacers on bouncy wickets without any prior practice. That could backfre and bad for the morale before Sri lankan series.

  • Cric_fever_forever on November 5, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    good to see matches at capetown. must have made fans at cape town very happy. cape town has been thrilling and challenging for vistors hope boys take it as a challenge and try to conquer it. good to see boys playing in sa strong den rather then weak den Durben, win or loss over there doesnt matter at least to me. cant wait for more thrilling encounters. :)

  • PAK_CricFan on November 5, 2013, 18:05 GMT

    Excellent decision to go on with this tour bcos it will make up the loss of SA and PAK team will get money with another tour to SA which is good for players like Ahmed shehzad, nasir jamshed, umer amin, umar akmal who can gain experience by playing more in seaming/fast tracks on the other side SA team can get another chance to bat against the worlds top bowling attack which has got both quality pacers and spinners without any doubt. Why we are worried about playing against each other for more than 10 ODIs ??? IND, AUS, ENG and SA had done against each other many times then why not with PAK ( who got the best bowling attack). Malik/Razzqa should be bothering to anyone as thy have been doing well in local & International domestic events so why not give them the last chance when they have 2 3 more years of cricket left in them so right now we are struggling with all rounders and if Malik or Razzaq can do a bit it will give or rise competition level for others.

  • asim229 on November 5, 2013, 17:52 GMT

    Good decision to have this series because pakistan is playing less cricket than other teams so they need more matches but they should also have added one or two tests because the UAE series only had 2 tests where they should have been atleast 3.

  • on November 5, 2013, 16:56 GMT

    Pak vs SA is the new Ind vs SL

  • kbilgrami on November 5, 2013, 16:38 GMT

    An over-kill........as if 10 ODIs against SA this year were not enough ! I wish they had a test match instead !

  • Stark62 on November 5, 2013, 14:57 GMT

    @ Engr_Khan I too would have been ecstatic with this decision but unfortunately, I don't think any youngster or upcoming talent will be given a chance.

    Just recently, the selectors chose to bring back Razzaq and Malik without giving the likes of Hammad, Maqsood (will never get ahead of Malik), Harris and Sharjeel a chance to show off their skills and talent.

  • on November 5, 2013, 14:51 GMT

    East London still lost a match.

  • Engr_Khan on November 5, 2013, 14:06 GMT

    Really great decision by both the boards. It will reduce some loss for CSA but also help pakistani team to introduce more talent and get more exposure.

  • safyan_iqbal on November 5, 2013, 14:05 GMT

    i hope bcci will learn a lesson from this..money n power is not everything...south africa has managed a v good alternate..big crowd is waiting there :)..will benefit both pak n s.a...pak batsmen will get exposure on seaming tracks against quality fast attack and s.a will play quality spin n fast bowling of pak...

  • on November 5, 2013, 14:01 GMT

    How come, no one is complaining about not scheduling a Test match?

    But the Administrators are pragmatic guys. The profit from 3 ODIs and 2 T-20s will more than offset the losses from at least 2 to 3 tests, depending on who is playing against SA.

    It is sad to know that SA cricket is in red! Pak cricket is in red! S.L cricket is in red! But fortunately the moods of most of their fans are in green!

  • Ibrarhunzai on November 5, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    Pak should choose S.africa its home series instead of UAE.

  • Ibrarhunzai on November 5, 2013, 13:59 GMT

    Pak will play 14 odi's against S.africa this year.

  • on November 5, 2013, 13:38 GMT

    so this makes it 13 Odis between the two sides in 2013?

  • on November 5, 2013, 13:28 GMT

    Great idea Sami. They should just cancel the Ashes then?

  • on November 5, 2013, 13:26 GMT

    great timing this will help Pakistan close the defecit for 2013, also provide young Pakistani team with valuable exposure in tough conditions to a very good South African bowling unit

  • on November 5, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    @sami But how can they play australlia at this time. They are busy with Ashes.

  • CricketChat on November 5, 2013, 13:02 GMT

    Anything that involves Pak turns into excitement ! Just as of yesterday, this series seemed dead and buried and a day later back to life! I hope the cricket will as exciting too!

  • ChrisMarx on November 5, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    I've had a soft spot for Pakistan eversince they beat England in the '92 WC Final (SA's first real taste of Global competition since readmission) and am eagerly looking forward to this little mini-series. It will do SA the world of good to be exposed to more world class spin bowling and Pakistan will also benefit greatly by playing on tracks more in line with what they will face in the next WC. Will be a cracking contest - Again!

  • AB_DeVilliers on November 5, 2013, 12:51 GMT

    Awesome, definitely going to see the Pak-SA ODI on Sunday 24th in my hometown of Cape Town, should be fabulous.

  • keptalittlelow on November 5, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    Good news, at least Pakistan players get more international matches, they need more games against the top sides.

  • wrenx on November 5, 2013, 12:22 GMT

    @Sami Naik Think you're forgetting about this little series called The Ashes mate, I hear some of the Australians are tied up with that right now. This SA series is a good idea, it's importatn for our players to get more exposure to challenging conditions.

  • on November 5, 2013, 12:22 GMT

    Good , even playing in Sa will help green shirts for wc 2015, the odi team is doing good .

  • on November 5, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    They first cancelled one test cause they can't handle the UAE heat and loosing a test heat lol

  • on November 5, 2013, 12:15 GMT

    Money talks good work South Africa

  • ICCexpert.... on November 5, 2013, 12:07 GMT

    why is Jamsheed and Amin been given so many chances ? We have Sharjeel Khan and he is the best opener in Pakistan(i think one of the best on the world), hwere is Hammad Azam and Raza Hassan ? when will we give preference to talent?

  • on November 5, 2013, 12:02 GMT

    Instead of short touring SA again (which is beyond any logic), PCB should consider a short 5-ODI series tour to Australia.... for WC preparations sake!!!!!!

  • on November 5, 2013, 11:38 GMT

    Well done to everyone involved. PCB and Pakistan for agreeing to a tour against one of the top nations and for CSA for sticking it to BCCI; if you don't want to play us there are plenty of others who will.

  • Cric_fever_forever on November 5, 2013, 11:36 GMT

    finally my prayers coming true. since the time bcci and csa got into issues i prayed that pcb should take advantage of it and kudos to pcb for taking advantage. i would love to see pak team playing in the south african conditions no matter how many times or no matter wat results come out it will help our team in long run.. and its good that pcb has decided to go for tour rather then rest coz we hav done enough rest if we wana climb the ladder in rankings then we goota play more example indian team. other then that it would hep both boards to earn . pcb would get handsome sum from it. besides it would help in improving relation b/w csa and pcb. i want 1997 relation to be restored. and pcb might get favours in long run ( like restoring cricket in nation by helping bigger boards)

  • TukTukVsBoomBoom on November 5, 2013, 11:31 GMT

    It will be a 3rd series between two countries in one year 2013 it will be a very good signe for both bord relationship.

  • on November 5, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    Though two team will face each other 14th time this year, But I don't think that any Pakistani will be disappointed if this tour against a quality side go ahead as planned, given we are facing shortage of International Matches,

  • on November 5, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    Good Move but i would rather see a test match and as far as spin attack goes dont worry indians dont have one .Plus good to see the boards decided not to be bullied by BCCI lets enjoy good quality cricket. and People who are saying that bowlers are a dying breed belong to a place where the only way to win a match is to make pitches like a highway

  • Marktc on November 5, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    It is good to see PCB and CSA working so well together, this should be an example to the Indian boards on how to work together and not dictate to another country.

  • xylofon on November 5, 2013, 10:59 GMT

    The only thing pak should do is try new players to groom for the cups later on, abdur razzaq is good even if he is an experienced player but in every match they should try 1-2 new players like hammad azam, haris sohail and anyone else who is a BATTING prospect. Anything else is a criminal act from PCB.

    Its no good to train against the same team buit its nice to see they are playing a lot! This is necessery to get really good.

    Also, its nice to see they are choosing friday saturday and sunday for the matches, its nice for us who see it on tv and for the people who can see it locally as well, more people are off during the weekends. and it works out moneywise so this is something everyone should aim for all the time. its strange to see odis being played on monday like the other day instead of on sunday, its not good for anyone.

  • 2nd_Slip on November 5, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Very good move, would certainly love to see our batsmen improving against good quality spinners (Ajmal) ahead of India's tour to SA. The Proteas should use this short series to prepare our batsmen for facing the much weaker Indian bowling attack. Disappointed though that there is no game here in Durban as it would have been a guaranteed sellout(as with all India/Pak visits here).

  • ABLcric on November 5, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    Good opportunity for Pakistan to test and check out their team combination on fast tracks. Tactical selection is required to meet the long term goals. That's what CSA is also looking for from this series also. A stable team!!

  • badmaash on November 5, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    Would have liked to see at least one test...

  • mzm149 on November 5, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    It's a good news that Pakistan is touring South Africa. Pakistani batting needs more practice in seaming and swinging conditions. South Africa will also get good practice before India tour against a South Asian spin attack. It will also strengthen ties between CSA and PCB as they are playing third bilateral series in a calendar year.

  • on November 5, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    pakistan has a chance to take his revenge. pakistan zindabad.i hope pakistan done well in this series.selectors should select better team.i love pakistan very much. pakistan zindabad.

  • agneepath007 on November 5, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    its really great to see a very good relationship between 2 countries....such bilateral series must continue in future thanks CSA..!!

  • on November 5, 2013, 10:32 GMT

    pakistan has a chance to take his revenge .pakistan zindabad

  • Fast_Track_Bully on November 5, 2013, 10:32 GMT

    Hope no one from SA get injured at the time of India tour. Do not wanna see excuses.

  • on November 5, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    Great work by both the Boards..keep it up...indians thinkh they have so much of power..and pleas help CSA to PAK cricket board..thank you

  • WarVdm on November 5, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    I understand that Cape Town is given two games as it was deprived of the traditional New Year's test against India (thanks BCCI!), but, shouldn't the rest of the tour have been used for international cricket to be played in towns that don't see much of it ? (Bloemfontein, East London, Kimberley, Potchefstroom...)

    I also hope that CT eventually gets it's New Years Test (if not against India, then against the WI, or even Zim or Bangladesh, perhaps in a 2 Test Series before Australia comes to South African shores).

  • on November 5, 2013, 10:23 GMT

    Pakistan has assignment from December 8th, 2013 vs Afghanistan T20I

  • on November 5, 2013, 10:21 GMT

    PCB meet CSA this will be even contested series. Pakistan tour South Africa Luck

  • on November 5, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    good move looking forward for that series hope the good relation between these 2 nations continue thanks H.logart and PCB

  • on November 5, 2013, 10:10 GMT

    that's really gud. specially for Pakistan as they will get yet another chance to play on fast pitches, as this will help for worldcup 2015, in Australia

  • SurlyCynic on November 5, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    Good to hear, as an SA fan I enjoy watching Pakistan, always one of the most talented teams. They have been my second favourite team since I first saw the great Wasim Akram bowl - yes, we have played a few times this year, but the games are so unpredictable I don't mind more!

  • on November 5, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    i think it is very good move from both boards to play more & more international matches & gives some help south afirica's loss due to india short tour and hope that south afirica will support pakistan cricket crisis and we hope to see some good cricket in november's last

  • Warm_Coffee on November 5, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    Too many same repeated matches. There lack of interest in Cricket in South Africa.

  • ICCexpert.... on November 5, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    why is Jamsheed and Amin been given so many chances ? We have Sharjeel Khan and he is the best opener in Pakistan(i think one of the best on the world), hwere is Hammad Azam and Raza Hassan ? when will we give preference to talent?

  • Lahore-Badshah on November 5, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    Its great news for cricket lovers through out th world...........is,nt it? To see the players in the likes of Amla, Afridi, Irfan, Devilliers, Dale, Ajmal and exciting umer akmal infront of each other.....

    Great news for Pakistan Cricket........Brillient decision CSA..

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:53 GMT

    @ Nandu. Many competitive series have been played between the two countries over the past few years. If Pakistan gets out at 99, they are quite capable to compete on that, very similar to the 350 in first innings and second innings as weel :). Where is the bowling mate in that series. Mind it Bowling is the better half of cricket which adds colours and glamour to it

  • Captainman on November 5, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    It just proves how unpopular Cricket is. Meaningless series I must say especially when they are currently playing in UAE and already played in South Africa earlier in the year.

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:44 GMT

    It is good to hear. PCB and CSA are enjoying good relations courtesy Haroon Logart. Will CSA support PCB to rehabilitate international cricket in Pakistan when security conditions improve?

  • AbdulRauf-99 on November 5, 2013, 9:43 GMT

    Thanks PCB for making this possible, It's going to be a cracker of a series!!!

  • ICCexpert.... on November 5, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    how about giving rest to seniors and selecting a young side for this tour ? Players like, Sharjeel Khan, Hammad Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, Raza Hassan, Ahmad Jamal, Harris Sohail, Rameez Raja Jr, Sadaf Hussain. Even if they lose, it is not bad becasue we might unearth some new talented players for World cup. Your comments please

  • Guthaoli on November 5, 2013, 9:39 GMT

    Nice move by PCB & CSA this will be even contested series

  • Guthaoli on November 5, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    Extremely Goods move by Selector, Razzaq such a great hitter of Cricket ball

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:34 GMT

    well they are playing ODIs and T20 not much chance for South Africa to beat us in their own yads Mr Sehal Abbas Zaidi be positive rather than being negative...

  • Rafelgibt on November 5, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    If i'm not mistaken then PAK played with SA in SA soil may be 2 to 3 months earlier.Then why PAK team again?Why not WI or BAN as they are free at this point of time?Come on CSA!!!!

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    Thats fantastic news for cricket and good luck Pakistan

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    Pakistan has the porential to beat South africa at their tirf

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    thats what bcci does we r super powers in cricket and now people of africa have to settle for pakistanis playing them for third time lol. no super earning series u wont earn dollars having the grt sachin ramesh tendulkar playing last math in durban. settle for the likes of ajmal malik afridi hahaha

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    Good News for Pakistan and also for south Africa ----

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    Expect more 99 all-outs and 90 all -outs, Pakistan.

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:26 GMT

    Very good and aggressive decision good luck team Pakistan in SA

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:19 GMT

    this is a great news for Pakistan to build a team for World Cup keep chances to young players to perform there.

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    What about an Tri- ODI Series guys, India Vs SA Vs Pakistan. Give Pakistani Sachin Tendulkar fans One Last Glimpse..... Thanks

  • Captain_Tuk_Tuk on November 5, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    Good thing court gave permission to Najam Sethi to work till next hearing and thats the reason this tour was possible. Hopefully Pakistan don't lose either of the series by the margin more than 3-2 to South Africa.

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    Coming Soon..............one more whitewash for pakistan outside the sub continent

  • SHAHBAZKHALID on November 5, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    Its a good relationship in the making, that has developed between the two boards. PCB should take everything from this tour, this could lead to SouthAfrica supporting Pakistan in the future in all the cricketing regards. A Job very well done by PCB.

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    i wud love to see pakistan winning the series in sa

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    So glad, that it has been made possible. Reading yesterday's news, "Pakistan's tour to South Africa scrapped", I was really disheartened. It would be really a great contest.

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    well thats a good news, the more you play the better you will be

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    CSA should be mighty thankful to PCB for arranging this tour as it will help recover the loss incurred by the former due to BCCI cutting India's tour of SA, short. Secondly its about time CSA should realise the true nature of every cricketing board.

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    Well done to CSA and PCB for arranging this and showing the BCCI that tours can be arranged without them. Well done also to Lorgat for taking a stand - SA is behind you.

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    Thats great news. it will be third time pakistan vs South Africa in same year. Shows how ODI and tests are suffering due to so many T20 tournaments around the world.

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    Yes, this is Pakistan's chance to prove that they can defeat South Africa even at their home ground. :D

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    Indians shortened the tour because they are afraid that they might be swept away by SA on their grounds.

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    Good Step. Always love to watch cricket on South African Pitches

  • on November 5, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    will be a fun to watch.....

  • on November 5, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    good it will favor pakistan too as they will have more chances to play more cricket

  • on November 5, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    good to cover up loss of finances. it means that this year we had 13 odis, 5 t20s and 5 tests with SA.

  • on November 5, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    Very happy to hear that the tour is going to happen now, was very disappointed when heard that its not possible due to the ongoing problems in the PCB, at least Cricket has won here.

  • izzy5757 on November 5, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    Good move by both cricket association

  • on November 5, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    some more cricket from the two big cricketing nations..

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  • on November 5, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    some more cricket from the two big cricketing nations..

  • izzy5757 on November 5, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    Good move by both cricket association

  • on November 5, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    Very happy to hear that the tour is going to happen now, was very disappointed when heard that its not possible due to the ongoing problems in the PCB, at least Cricket has won here.

  • on November 5, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    good to cover up loss of finances. it means that this year we had 13 odis, 5 t20s and 5 tests with SA.

  • on November 5, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    good it will favor pakistan too as they will have more chances to play more cricket

  • on November 5, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    will be a fun to watch.....

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    Good Step. Always love to watch cricket on South African Pitches

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    Indians shortened the tour because they are afraid that they might be swept away by SA on their grounds.

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    Yes, this is Pakistan's chance to prove that they can defeat South Africa even at their home ground. :D

  • on November 5, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    Thats great news. it will be third time pakistan vs South Africa in same year. Shows how ODI and tests are suffering due to so many T20 tournaments around the world.