CSA turn down Bangladesh series
Cricket South Africa have formally rejected the Bangladesh Cricket Board's proposal to hold a limited-overs series in May.
The BCB were reportedly keen to play three one-day internationals and five Twenty20 matches against the Proteas, with the proposal coming less than a week after Bangladesh's scheduled late-April tour to Pakistan was postponed by a high court order in Dhaka.
And following a meeting between CSA and the South African Cricketers' Association (SACA), the board decided against the Bangladesh series as it will fall outside the International Cricket Council's future tours programme.
CSA acting chief executive Jacques Faul said on cricinfo.com: "As much as we would like to help another cricket country, it is not going to be possible. With the volume of cricket to be played this year, sometimes rest is more important."
South Africa are looking at a packed cricketing schedule before and after the World Twenty20, which takes place in September in Sri Lanka.
The Proteas will play Zimbabwe in five practice T20 matches in June, then travel to England for over two months from July, after which they will head to the World T20. They also visit Australia in October-November and host New Zealand in December.
In addition, several South African players are currently playing in the LV= County Championship and the Indian Premier League - with the exceptions of Graeme Smith, who is injured, and Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Mark Boucher who did not secure IPL contracts.
Faul added: "We agreed with SACA. We have a big year ahead and our players are scattered over the IPL and county cricket, so we cannot play this series."