South African cricket team arrives in Karachi

Thursday, September 27, 2007

KARACHI: South Africa’s cricket team has arrived in Karachi on Wednesday for playing a series of two Test matches and five One-day Internationals against Pakistan.

Tight security measures were taken at the international airport of Karachi on the arrival of the visiting team.

Dozens of police officers including elite commandos were deployed at the airport. They surrounded the team as they left the Jinnah terminal building.

The 27-member South African contingent, consisted of 14 players and 13 officials, arrived at Karachi by a foreign flight. The officials of the Karachi City Cricket Association received the visitors and garlanded them.

Captain Graeme Smith, Jaccus Kallis and Makhaya Nitni were the centre of attraction at the airport. None of the players of South Africa was allowed to talk with media.

The team was taken to hotel from the airport amid tight security. A large number of police mobiles escorted the team.

Security measures were tight at the hotel also. The media men were kept away from the visiting players there.

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