The South African cricket team has arrived in Pakistan for a historic tour after 14 years and the fans in the country have taken to Twitter to give a warm welcome to the tourists with overwhelming support and well wishes.
The Proteas reached Jinnah International Airport, Karachi on Saturday morning through a chartered flight, and were whisked from the airport under state-head level security accorded by the hosts.
The South African cricket team is set to play two Tests and three Twenty20 internationals on their first tour of Pakistan in 14 years. The first Test is scheduled to begin in Karachi on January 26.
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The 21-member South African squad had two Covid-19 tests before their departure from Johannesburg which all came back negative, and they will be further tested on their arrival.
Officials say the squad will stay in individual isolation until the results of the first round of testing are released before they start training in a ground adjacent to their hotel.
After the end of the quarantine period, the team will start practice training at Karachi’s National Stadium, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).