The proposed three-match T20I series was in addition to South Africa's full tour of Pakistan in January next year, when they will play two Tests and three T20Is as part of the Future Tours Programme (FTP).
The focus point of the campaign will be the T20 global match between the Proteas and Australia to be played in Durban on March 22 when both teams will wear black outfits in line with the overall theme.
South Africa will play three ODIs, the last of which is on March 18, and the PCB had meant to make them stay in Dubai - with the PSL ending on March 22 - and then fly them directly to Pakistan for the three T20Is in Rawalpindi.
"This has purely been done because of the heavy workload and global schedule our players are facing in the immediate future", commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Jacques Faul. Rawalpindi had been suggested as the venue for the three T20Is.
CSA was due to send a security delegation to Pakistan next month to assess arrangements ahead of the tour, ESPNcricinfo reported.
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The PCB struck a sympathetic tone in their reaction, with PCB CEO Wasim Khan accepting that "managing player workload is a top priority" and said the PCB respected CSA's decision.
"We are pleased that CSA remains committed to rescheduling this short series as soon as practically possible". Since 2009, when the Sri Lanka team bus was attacked in Pakistan, only Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka have agreed to tour Pakistan.
The Proteas, who are now playing England in a three-match T20 series at home, next host Australia in three T20s and as many one-day internationals before traveling to India for three ODIs between March 12-18. South Africa's visit is set to thaw the tension further.
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