South Africa postpone T20I tour of Pakistan citing heavy workload

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Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) added its voice and commitment to the fight against femicide and violence against women when it launched its Black Day campaign at the Kingsmead Stadium today.

South Africa have ruled out participation in a proposed T20 series in Pakistan following their India tour next month, citing players' workload.

South Africa will play three ODIs, the last of which is on March 18, and the PCB had meant to make them stay in Dubai - with the PSL ending on March 22 - and then fly them directly to Pakistan for the three T20Is in Rawalpindi. "The coverage of the most-anticipated league will be done in full High-Definition by 28 cameras, which include Ultra motion and Super SloMo cameras, and to bring up-and-close experience of every match, SpiderCam and Hawkeye will implemented across all four venues - Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi - along with real-time graphics and augmented reality".

Cricket South Africa takes a stand " As Cricket South Africa we are painfully aware that our country is afflicted by rising numbers of femicide and violent crimes against women", commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Dr. Jacques Faul.

With the Pakistan tour being postponed, the players from the South African team can join their IPL teams for this year's season of the T20 league straightaway from the India series.

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He also clarified that security was not at all an issue behind the CSA's decision to postpone the tour. "I have assured my counterpart at the PCB, Wasim Khan, that the tour remains very much on our global schedule".

South Africa is presently hosting Twenty20s at home against England.

As such, South Africa have not been the busiest team since the 50-over World Cup previous year. "We're pleased CSA remains committed to rescheduling this short series as soon as practically possible".

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