Pakistan and South Africa were scheduled to face each other in October 2020 but there are no possibilities for the tour to commence as both; the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Cricket South Africa (CSA) are struggling to find a feasible window for organizing their fixtures.
Pakistan were to schedule their country, but the tour was postponed amidst the COVID-19 fears. On the other hand, SA will be touring Pakistan in 2021 for three T20Is and two tests in January 2021.
The series is likely to get pushed to 2021 as PCB have told CSA about their fixtures in the upcoming months. With the National T20 Cup starting by 30th September, the Pakistani players are supposed to play the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League in the mid November. By 30th November, Zimbabwe vs Pakistan matches are on the list hence, leaving no time for South Africa vs Pakistan in 2020.
PCB and CSA struggle to find a window for white-ball cricket
It is a huge blow for CSA as their series against Sri Lanka and Australia are also to be moved to somewhere in 2021’s window.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe has confirmed the tour of their cricket team to Pakistan, and the team now has an authorized approval to visit the cricket-loving nation. The tour has been slated for October-November already, but the support from Zimbabwe’s government was pending. As there are no obstacles now, the tour will go ahead in a full-fledge, but there will be no spectators amidst the COVID-19 fears.
The teams are scheduled to play three ODI’s that are part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, on October 30th, November 1st, and November 2nd in Multan. The ODI series is followed by a three-match T20I series to be played in Rawalpindi on 7th, 8th, and 10th November.