South African cricket team lands in Pakistan after 14 years
KARACHI: South African national cricket team has arrived in Pakistan on Saturday (today) for series of two Tests and three T20Is. It is the first tour by a South African side to Pakistan since 2007.
The touring team has reached Karachi Airport through a chartered flight and will be tested for COVID-19 soon. However, the South African players have already cleared two COVID-19 tests which took place on Tuesday and Thursday before boarding flight to Karachi.
According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), those who will test negative, will be allowed to go further for the training.
However, the South African team will be provided a bio secure environment at the Karachi Gym Khana cricket ground for training from 17 -22 January followed by training sessions at National Stadium, Karachi.
Moreover, the Pakistan cricket team will also report in Karachi on 19 January and the training will commence from 21 January, after being tested for COVID-19.
The cricket series is based on two ICC World Test Championship fixtures and three Twenty20 Internationals. Starting from January 26, the two Test matches are scheduled to be held in Karachi and Rawalpindi while all the three T20Is will be hosted by Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore till February 14.