Pakistani players gathered in Karachi ahead of the first Test | Instant News

KARACHI: Pakistani players are expected to start the final leg of training for the upcoming series of two Tests against visiting South Africa from Thursday (tomorrow) after going through the Covid-19 testing protocol.

With the first tests taking place here at the National Stadium starting January 26, Pakistani players have gathered in Karachi and are undergoing another round of Covid-19 testing.

A total of 10 players from the team’s 20 members, together with the squad’s coaching and support staff and family members arrived via chartered flights from Lahore to Karachi. The other ten people immediately joined them at the team hotel.

Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi were on chartered flights while Abdullah Shafique, Fawad Alam, Kamran Ghulam, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel , Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan and Tabish Khan are already in Karachi.

After arriving at the team hotel in Karachi, all the players underwent another round of Covid-19 testing at the team hotel, after which, everyone was isolated. The players will remain isolated until they come back with negative results.

The players will be able to start their training at the National Stadium starting Thursday after they finish the test.


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