Pakistan Touring Party Returns Negative For Covid-19 Tests; Set To Leave For South Africa On Friday

Pakistan Touring Party Returns Negative For Covid-19 Tests; Set To Leave For South Africa On Friday

Pakistan.
Pakistan. (Photo: Twitter)

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday confirmed that all the 35 members of the squad that is set to tour South Africa and Zimbabwe next month which includes 22 players and 13 officials have tested negative for Covid-19.

The Babar Azam-led Pakistan contingent will now depart to Johannesburg via a chartered flight on Friday morning.

Pakistan Cricket Team will first travel to South Africa to lock horns with the hosts in three ICC Men’s World Cup Super League ODIs between April 02-07.

Pakistan, South Africa
Pakistan vs South Africa. (Photo: AFP)

After the completion of the ODI series, both sides will square-off in a four-match T20I rubber from April 10-16. All the matches will take place at SuperSport Park in Centurion and at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

Following the South African leg of the African safari, Pakistan will then head to Zimbabwe on April 17 to compete in three Twenty20 Internationals followed by a couple of Test matches before returning home on May 17.

Pakistan squads for the tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe:

Test squad: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Tabish Khan, Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dhani, Nauman Ali, Zahid Mahmood, Sajid Khan.

ODI squad: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz

T20I squad: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali, Arshad Iqbal.

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