South Africa [ Images ] have turned down a request from Bangladesh to play a limited over series in May primarily because of a hectic schedule, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board, after their brief Pakistan tour this month was postponed following a court order, had approached Cricket South Africa (CSA) with a proposal to play one-day and Twenty20 [ Images ] internationals in May.
"Unfortunately there are too many practical obstacles that prevent us from accepting this commitment," CSA acting chief executive Jacques Faul said in a statement.
"At the moment most of our senior Proteas are spread around the world in England [ Images ] and India [ Images ] and those who are at home are undergoing rehabilitation from injuries picked up during the past season.
"We also have to bear in mind that the Proteas have a hectic schedule ahead of it with very important tours to England and Australia [ Images ] with the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka [ Images ] sandwiched in between," he added.