South Africa arrive in Pakistan for historic tour after 14 years
Proteas will play the first Test at the National Stadium in Karachi from January 26-30
South African cricket team arrived in Pakistan on Saturday morning, for two Tests and three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series between the two countries.
The Proteas reached Jinnah International Airport, Karachi through a chartered flight. All members of the South African contingent will undergo Covid-19 tests upon reaching their hotel.
— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) January 16, 2021
The tourists will begin the five-day quarantine from today. During quarantine, the visitors will be allowed to practice at the Karachi Gymkhana ground from Sunday, after clearing their first Covid-19 test. The visitors will begin training in National Stadium, following two negative Covid-19 tests.
South African touring squad has been granted state guest status for the aforementioned tour.
South Africa will play the first Test at the National Stadium in Karachi from January 26-30. They will then travel to Rawalpindi where the second Test will be held from February 4-8.
The iconic Gaddafi Stadium, headquarters of Pakistan cricket, will be the venue of the three T20Is, which are scheduled for February 11, 13 and 14.
This is South Africa’s first visit to Pakistan since the 2007 tour when they won the Karachi Test by 160 runs to clinch the series 1-0. The subsequent series in 2010 and 2013 were played in the United Arab Emirates.