Confirmed Tour Schedule: 1st Test |Rawalpindi | March 4- 8 2nd Test |Karachi | March 12 - 16 3rd Test |Lahore| March 21 - 25 1st ODI |Rawalpindi | March 29 2nd ODI |Rawalpindi | March 31 3rd ODI |Rawalpindi | April 2 T20I |Rawalpindi | April 5
Tour:Ripping Rawalpindi Tour Dates:March 2 - 10, 2022 (8nts) 1st Test:March 4 - 8, 2022 Hotel: Pearl Continental Venue: 10km From Hotel PP:Single ONLY A$2200 Book: NOW Cancellation:Policy Visit:Pakistan Tourism
At the foot of the Margalla Hills (home to Murree Brewery), Rawalpindi (Pindi) has retained its historical hustle & bustle, while Pakistan's nearby Capital City Islamabad grows with major developments, government and diplomatic infrastructure, and indeed security pressures.
Pindi is far more frantic than its purpose-built (1960) sister 15km north and offers greater cultural flavour. The handicrafts that Pindi is renowned, gold and silver jewellery, linens, and Kashmiri carpets, can be haggled for in Raja, Kashmiri, Saddar, Sarafa, and Moti Bazaars.
Let's not forget we are here for the game at Pindi Cricket Ground where Australia secured its first Test series win in Pakistan for 39years, way back in 1998. A remarkable Test filled with special moments such as Colin Miller making his Test Cricket Debut and taking the wicket of Wasim Akram to give Ian Healy the world record 356 dismissals! Centuries by Steve ‘Tugga’ Waugh & Michael Slater were rewarding but top-shelf was the 'Angel of Mercy'.
On a skin-melting Day 2, a stranger walked into the terrace and without a word handed me a brown paper bag and left. Inside were two ice-cold cans of Foster's Lager. That famous Melbourne beer never tasted so good... especially when compared with Pakistan's Murree Lager, but that's another pint! Pindi has fond memories, which will never be relived for as sure as Tugga remains retired.
If you are joining the tour here, fly into Islamabad International Airport where our driver will meet and transfer you to our hotel on Grand Trunk Road. We've 8 nights here, 2 dinner parties, match day transfers, and a day trip after the Test.
If you are leaving after Pindi, we will return you to the airport. If you continue with us to the next Test, you need to book your own onward travel.