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Pakistan in talks with South Africa over short tour

Action from Pakistan's current series with South Africa in the UAE

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Pakistan could go to play a Test series in South Africa immediately after the two teams conclude their current series in the United Arab Emirates.

PCB spokesman Nadeem Sarwar confirmed that talks were at a "very initial stage" over Pakistan touring South Africa for not more than two weeks around late November and early December.

The hastily-arranged tour would help fill the gaps left in South Africa's home calendar after India demanded its end-of-year trip was shortened.

The Indians will only play two Tests and three one-dayers in South Africa after rejecting a planned longer series.

Cricket South Africa confirms it is "exploring alternatives" to make up for the lost games against India