Lahore: A Bangladesh delegation arrived on Saturday to assess security for their team's proposed tour to Pakistan, three years after attacks on Sri Lankan players saw international cricket suspended.
On March 3, 2009 gunmen ambushed the Sri Lankan team bus in the eastern city of Lahore, killing eight Pakistanis and wounding seven visiting players and their assistant coach.
The attack suspended international cricket in the country, stripped Pakistan of its 2011 World Cup hosting rights and forced it to play home series at neutral venues in England, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates.
The nine-member team will evaluate security arrangements ahead of Bangladesh's proposed tour in April for three one-day internationals, invited by a Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB) determined to revive international cricket. ...more
11:21 AM, Apr 30, 2008