YORKSHIRE opener Adam Lyth has been called up to play in the latter stages of the Pakistan Super League next weekend.

Lyth is amongst a number of replacement overseas players drafted in for the latter stages of the competition, halted due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.

The competition’s play-offs and final will be concluded from Saturday, November 14 to Tuesday, November 17 in Pakistan.

Lyth will represent the Multan Sultans, replacing West Indian Fabian Allen, unavailable due to international commitments in New Zealand.

The Sultans face Karachi Kings in Karachi next Saturday for the right to advance directly to the final, in a similar play-off structure to the IPL.

The loser gets another chance to qualify for the final, with Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars also involved in the completion of the event.

In other T20 news, England’s limited overs tour of South Africa, which begins a week on Monday, has significant Yorkshire involvement.

But there is, surprisingly, no place for the club's T20 captain David Willey.

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan and Adil Rashid have all been named in the squad for three T20 internationals, to be played in Cape Town and nearby Paarl between November 27 and December 1.

Joe Root, who has missed out on that squad, returns for a trio of one-day internationals, along with Bairstow and Rashid. They are played at Newlands in Cape Town between December 4-9.

All matches are to be played behind closed doors.

Unfortunately for all-rounder Willey, man of the series in the summer ODIs against Ireland with 98 runs and eight wickets in three outings, he has not been selected for either squad.

England leave for South Africa on November 16, where they will stay in a bio-secure bubble.

They have a 50-over intra-squad warm-up game on November 21 and then play two T20 intra-squad games on November 23.