After England, Australia and New Zealand, Pakistan cricket board will host South Africa in a cricket series at neutral venues in UAE = Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The only difference is all previous three teams played only one day internationals or Twenty20 matches but Proteas will engage in a 2 test match series as well. Pakistan Vs. South Africa Series will be exclusively live at Watch Live Cricket.
South Africa arrive in Abu Dhabi on 24rd October 2010, practice on 25th and then play two t20 matches against Pakistan on 26th & 27th at Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi.
First two Pakistan vs South Africa one day internationals will be played on 29th & 31st October at same Abu Dhabi venue before both teams shift to Dubai for final three onedayers on 2nd, 5th & 8th November 2010.
4 days break before first test match begins at same Dubai sports city stadium, from 12th to 16th Oct. Note that this will be first test match at the Middle East venue which has also hosted 2 ODIs & 12 T20s.
2nd and final test match between Pakistan and South Africa will be at Abu Dhabi which will also be first, from 20th to 24th November. Zayed stadium has 2 T20 games and 14 ODIs to it’s credit so far.
Match start time : The twenty20 international will be night games, to start at 8pm local UAE time = 9pm Pakistan = 9.30pm India = 4pm GMT (UK) = 3am Sydney in Australia = 11am Canada = 5am New Zealand = 8am Los Angeles in US = 7pm Saudi Arabia.
The one day internationals will also be day-night fixtures, to kick off 5 earlier. The test matches, to be day games, will be starting 6 hours earlier than onedayers or 9 hours before the t20 match timings mentioned above.