JOHANNESBURG: The Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced here Sunday that the series against Pakistan would be held according to schedule and there is no truth in the news of the series postponement.
CSA chief executive Gerald Majola has declared a British newspaper’s claim baseless that the South African players had expressed their reservations on playing the series against Pakistan.
He said that Pakistan's forthcoming "home" series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates next month would go on as scheduled and will not be affected by the match-fixing controversy surrounding the Pakistan team in England
Majola said there was not truth in media reports in England that the South Africans were reluctant to go ahead with the series because of the match-fixing allegations.
He said that the series between Pakistan and South Africa is a part of the ICC future tour programme which was approved by all member countries so there is no question of the series cancellation.
The CSA chief said that as far as the match-fixing matters are concerned the ICC is investigating through its anti-corruption unit.
The series between Pakistan and South Africa has been scheduled to be played in October-November Dubai and Abu Dhabi and it would consist of two Test matches, five One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 match.