The 24-member squad of Pakistan women's Cricket team that is bound to travel to South Africa for their next international assignment has cleared its pre-departure covid-19 testing according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The press release issued by PCB says that all 17 players and seven officials in the squad were tested ahead of their flight and all of them have returned negative results.

Javeria Khan has been announced as the skipper of the Pakistan team for the tour of South Africa and the squad will now depart for Durban.

“Captaincy is an honor and I’m proud to lead my country. I’ll try to deliver my best in the upcoming series,” Javeria said in a pre-departure virtual press conference on Saturday.

Javeria also stated that the upcoming tour of South Africa is extremely important for the young players in the squad as they will learn how to absorb pressure on the highest level.

“South Africa series is very important for us because we are playing after a very long time. It’ll teach our youngsters how to absorb the pressure in international cricket and also help us figure out the right team combination,” she added.

The series comprises of three ODIs and as many T20Is against the Proteas women's team in Durban and Pietermaritzburg from January 20 to February 3.