<a href="https://www.india.com/topic/pakistan">Pakistan</a> have invited <a href="https://www.india.com/topic/south-africa">South Africa</a> to tour for a three-match Twenty20 International series in January, a <a href="https://www.india.com/topic/pakistan-cricket-board">Pakistan Cricket Board</a> (PCB) source informed on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>According to the source quote in a PTI report, a formal invite has been sent to <a href="https://www.india.com/topic/cricket-south-africa">Cricket South Africa</a> (CSA) to play three T20I matches in Pakistan after the Proteas' ODI series in India next year. <p></p> <p></p>"We have invited them to stop in Pakistan and play three T20 matches as well and their response has been good," he said. <p></p> <p></p>If the series gets the nod from CSA, then its likely to be held after the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the last week of March. <p></p> <p></p>The PCB has already invited Cricket Ireland to tour Pakistan after the PSL for a full series and is awaiting a reply. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, a senior official of the Board made it clear that there was no truth to speculation that the Bangladesh Cricket Board has refused to play Tests in Pakistan. <p></p> <p></p>"The fact is that the PCB has now adopted a policy where it is averse to playing any of its home matches at neutral venues," he said. <p></p> <p></p>He said that once Sri Lanka came for a two-match Test series in December, there was no reason for Bangladesh to say no. "Their security delegation has also been to Pakistan and visited venues," he said. <p></p> <p></p>The Bangladesh team is due to tour Pakistan from January 18.