Pak vs SA: South African Cricket Team arrives in Karachi for bilateral series after a 14-year gap

The South African Cricket Team landed in Karachi on Saturday (today) for test and T20I series, the Proteas are visiting Pakistan after a 14-year gap.

The South African Cricket team led by captain Quintod de Kock, arrived in Karachi via a chartered flight and will go through COVID-19 screening as a precautionary measure.

The South African Cricket Team had visited Pakistan back in 2007.

Proteas are scheduled to play a two-match test series followed by a three-match T20I series against Pakistan.

The first test match is set scheduled on January 26th followed by the second one in Rawalpindi on February 4th.

Meanwhile, Lahore will host the T20I series on 11th, 13th and 14th February.

Earlier, PCB had announced its 20-member squad including nine uncapped players, for the two-match test series against South Africa.

Foolproof Security

The South African Cricket Team will be provided with foolproof security throughout their tour. A meeting was held on Friday to mull over security arrangements regarding Pak vs SA series. The meeting was headed by AIG Sindh Police and was also attended by a PCB delegation.

DIG Security and Emergency Division Maqsood Memon briefed the meeting regarding security measures being taken regarding visitors’ security.

As per details, around 354 Sindh Police’s Special Branch personnel will be deployed at National Stadium Karachi along with additional SWAT teams.

Furthermore, 24 senior police officers, 59 DSPs, 3,162 head constables and constables, 300 Rapid Response Force personnel and 1,080 Special Security Unit (SSU) personnel will together perform security duties during visitors’ stay in Karachi.

Traffic Police has also formulated a comprehensive traffic plan with alternate traffic routes for the public. Around 1,529 traffic police personnel will be deployed to address traffic related issues in the metropolis.