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PCB all set to announce squad for tour of South Africa, Zimbabwe

Pakistan team get into a hurdle

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce a combined squad for Pakistan’s tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe on Wednesday, reported Geo News.

As per the sources, the national selection panel for the cricket team is currently holding discussions to finalise the player list. They added that a plan has been finalised to announce the squad for the tour by March 10.

Officials privy to the development say said the national selection committee will announce the white ball and red ball squads at the same time. They added that the combined squad may consist of 30 players.

The ODI matches in the series will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.

The sources said that the PCB is planning to announce the squads at the same time as it wants to send the whole group together on a single chartered flight. The team is scheduled to depart from Pakistan on March 26.

Pakistan is scheduled to play a limited over series, which includes ODIs and T20s, against South Africa in their home conditions from April 2 till April 16.

Earlier it was reported that PSL Franchises are putting pressure on PCB to cancel South Africa tour and hold remaining matches of PSL VI in April. 

As per the PCB schedule, the team will depart for Johannesburg on March 26 and will play the three Super League matches on April 2, 4 and 7.

Following the tour to South Africa, the team will head to Zimbabwe for two tests and three T20Is.

Tour Schedule:

02 Apr – 1st ODI at Centurion

04 Apr – 2nd ODI at Johannesburg

07 Apr – 3rd ODI at Centurion

10 Apr – 1st T20I at Johannesburg

12 Apr – 2nd T20I at Johannesburg

14 Apr – 3rd T20I at Centurion

16 Apr – 4th T20I at Centurion

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