Tour: Match Tickets & Dinner Where: Pakistan When: Feb - March 2022 - TBC Matches: 2 Tests / 3 T20's / 3 ODI's Per Test: A$450pp - TBC Per 3 ODI / T20: A$400pp - TBC Deposit:£5 (A$10) Book:NOW Visit:Pakistan Tourism
By the time we toured Pakistan 1998 for the Test Series when Mark Taylor equalled Sir Donald Bradman's 334, we had been touring the cricket world independently for more than 3 years. By independently I mean frugally! The inexperience of never travelling before our Australian Cricket Tour to the West Indies 1995 had truly washed away.
Maintaining one's cricket touring mindset of not spending money if one didn't have to, my mate Brad Wooding and I agreed to meet in Rawalpindi two days before the test. Although we didn't discuss which hotel we'd stay at, Brad and I nonetheless found each other at Hotel Al Azam by virtue of Al Azam being the cheapest place listed in the Lonely Planet Travel Guide Pakistan. I assure you, we got what we paid for.
Using March 2021 exchange rates we paid A$2.05c (PKR250) per night, which absurdly did not include breakfast. Nor did it include a shower, but a cold water pipe poking from the wall; that same pipe filled the bucket to flush the toilet pan!
Travelling frugally meant we made a dozen calls to the Australian Cricket Team Manager to ask for 'free match tickets'. When we finally got through and went to the hotel to collect them, we learned that the calls cost more than the tickets, had we just bought them. Sometimes it doesn't pay to save!
Reflecting on this, although we now stay at hotels well above the standards and prices that we lived in Pakistan, we appreciate that you may want to save money when touring Pakistan by not staying in our flashy hotels. You just want to go to the cricket.
You may prefer another glam hotel or budget-rich Al Azam and still join us at the cricket, thus our Match Ticket & Dinner Tour is for you, and which includes:
We remove the hassle of you buying match tickets by including these in affordable 'match ticket tours' that allow you to land in Pakistan and watch cricket with great people, though we can't vouch for the safety of where you choose to stay. You may look to travel on a tight budget but in unknown Pakistan, you may feel more comfortable spending more to stay with us for the few weeks we'll be there.
Wherever you stay, this convenient tour includes two dinner parties, awesome floral shirts, and all-important match tickets, and happy nights with us at our hotel bar 'apres-play'. You may not be staying with us, but you are still a big part of what we do!
All you need to do is turn up for the dinner party, grab your match tickets, and join us at the game!
Respectfully, if you will not be booking any of our Australian Cricket Tours To Pakistan 2022, please do not ask us to buy any match tickets for you!