x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Pakistan to play South Africa in UAE for flood relief

Charity match added to Pakistan's cricket series against South Africa, which begins in the UAE next month.

A charity match in aid of victims of the Pakistan floods has been added to next month's schedule for the country's UAE-based cricket series against South Africa.

The Pakistan and South African national sides will face each other nine times between Tuesday, October 26, and Wednesday, November 24 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The schedule begins with two T20 games that will be played in the capital's Sheikh Zayed Stadium, with the proceeds from one going towards flood relief efforts. Organisers have not yet specified which match will become the fundraiser.

The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt said: "I would like to thank the Emirates Cricket Board for once again making their world-class stadiums and facilities available to us for the upcoming series.

"The UAE has become a home away from home for the Pakistan team and I would especially like to extend my appreciation to Cricket South Africa for playing a match for the benefit of the millions of flood victims in Pakistan."

The first two one-day internationals will also be played in Abu Dhabi while the remaining three will be played in Dubai Sports City. Two test matches will also be staged in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  

The series schedule is as follows:-

October 26, 2010: 1st Twenty20, Abu Dhabi

October  27, 2010: 2nd  Twenty20, Abu Dhabi

October 29, 2010: 1st  ODI, Abu Dhabi

October 31, 2010: 2nd  ODI, Abu Dhabi

November 2, 2010: 3rd ODI, Dubai

November 5, 2010: 4th  ODI, Dubai

November 8, 2010: 5th  ODI, Dubai

Nov 12-16, 2010: 1st  Test, Dubai

Nov 20-24, 2010 :2nd  Test, Abu Dhabi