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CSA turns down change in tour by Pak

Pakistan is planning to organize a Twenty20 league in March.

October 23, 2012, 6:31 PM IST
CSA turns down change in tour by Pak

Islamabad: Cricket South Africa has turned down Pakistan's request to change the dates of its tour of the republic to accommodate the first Pakistan Premier League next March.

PCB spokesman Nadeem Sarwar says it asked the CSA to bring forward the tour of South Africa, which begins on Jan. 25 and ends on March 24.

However, Sarwar says the CSA told the PCB "it is not possible now since the tickets of the series are sold out."

Pakistan is planning to organize a Twenty20 league in March similar to the leagues in England, Australia, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The PCB is also hoping to lure foreign players to build confidence in playing in Pakistan, where no major teams have toured since the deadly attack on the Sri Lanka team convoy in 2009 in Lahore.

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