The hotel and price (Feb 2022 rates) are subject to change and will be confirmed once the cricket schedule is known
Australian Cricket In Peshawar
Peshawar lies at the gateway to the famous Khyber Pass through which caravans of commerce, cartels, armies, and invaders have passed over the centuries building histories and folklore along the fabled Silk Road from Istanbul (Turkey) to Kashgar (China).
Peshawar is the capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly ‘NW Frontier Province’), a land filled with tribal clans, warlords, wars, and stark scenery. Reserved for romancing of the Khyber Pass and hidden treasures of the frenzied Old City, Peshawar is a labyrinth of bazaars where anything can be bargained & bought if not sought or brought for you. You name it, need it, want it, this is the place
Forget cricket, Peshawar is grand enough to trek towards Afghanistan but we do hope to see cricket played in Peshawar especially at the ground Mark Taylor scored his famous 334* in 1998. We believe there's very little chance of Australia playing Test Cricket in Peshawar, but redevelopment of Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium will see international cricket return before long.
Perhaps we will play one or two of the 6 short-form games, otherwise we will still host a 3-night trip to this amazing city and take a trip ‘up the Khyber’; a do-not-miss opportunity if they allow visitors! The highway is always open but often closed on a whim for tribal discord which is never disclosed. You can be on your way, only to be turned back to Peshawar which would be disappointing if not for the millions of things to hide & seek in the city whilst overdosing on Peshawar's famed green tea.
With only 5 flights per week to/from Karachi, we will get you to Peshawar by Pakistan Railways from Pindi / Lahore but will confirm this once we know when we are going. No surprise, you can fly to Peshawar from several middle east airports.
As per other Test Cricket cities, we'll have 8 nights in Peshawar but include a trip 'up theKhyber' and walking tour through the Old City. We will get your match tickets but as it is only 2km to the ground from the hotel, take a pleasant walk to the game, much like you'll do through Peshawar's Old City!