Pakistan sends cricket teams to South Africa, Zimbabwe on a charter flight

“The board is working on this option as the consensus is that it could be risky to send so many players and officials on a commercial flight to Africa,” said a source on the board.

PTI, Karachi

UPDATED FEB 20. 2021 14:41 IS

The Pakistan Cricket Board is expected to send its entire cricket contingent to South Africa and Zimbabwe on a special charter flight from March to April to avoid complications with COVID-19.

“The board is working on this option as the consensus is that it could be risky to send so many players and officials on a commercial flight to Africa,” said a source on the board.

He also announced that the Selectors would pick players for the Tests, ODI and T20Is for both tours, and they would return home together.

Pakistan will tour South Africa from the end of March to play ODIs and T20 Internationals in Johannesburg and Centurion and later fly to Harare for a test and ODI series against Zimbabwe.

“The experience we had sending the players and officials on a commercial flight to New Zealand was not a good one and the team faced a lot of problems after landing in Auckland, so we are now working on a plan for broadcast Them on a charter flight. “

The source said a charter flight would also be used to fly the team from South Africa to Zimbabwe and while returning home.

Up to 10 Pakistani players tested positive for COVID-19 after landing in Auckland and had to spend 14 days in total quarantine in Christchurch instead of the originally planned three-day isolation.

The Pakistani board also hired the ECB to arrange a charter flight to fly the team from Lahore to London last year.

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