Security concerns

The attack on cricketers and match officials in Lahore in March 2009 brought into tragic and dramatic focus a trend that began in Sri Lanka in 1987, when New Zealand abandoned their tour after a car bomb in Colombo killed 100 people. Nine years later, Australia and West Indies refused to play their World Cup games in Sri Lanka citing danger from the ongoing civil war. Subsequent series to be affected include New Zealand's tour of Pakistan in 2002, Australia and West Indies' tours of Pakistan the same year (eventually played at neutral venues), South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka in 2006, which was truncated halfway, England's of India in November 2008, when the ODI series was cut short by the attacks in Mumbai, and India's proposed tour of Pakistan in 2009.

Security is expected to be tight for the World Cup final

Teams cannot risk tours to Pakistan

The board must instead concentrate on developing offshore bases, strengthening domestic cricket, and getting other countries to host their A team

Bangladesh in Pakistan 2012

Bangladesh to tour Pakistan at month end

International cricket is set to return to Pakistan after three years, with Bangladesh formally confirming to the PCB that they will play one ODI and one Twenty20 International there later this mont

Australia in India 2010

Cricket Australia concerned over Bangalore security

Cricket Australia has expressed "concerns" about the security details at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore, the venue for the second Test between India and Australia

Indian Premier League 2010

WIPA happy with security arrangements in India

West Indies Players' Association has become the first players' organisation to give the green signal to their cricketers to take part in the IPL

Indian Premier League 2010

Players concerned about IPL security - Smith

South Africa captain Graeme Smith believes his country's ongoing tour of India is not an indicator that the players, who are scheduled to feature in the IPL soon after, are comfortable with security arrangements for the tournament

2011 World Cup

Australia and New Zealand on standby for World Cup

Australia and New Zealand are believed to be part of a contingency plan to shift the 2011 Cricket World Cup away from the subcontinent due to security threats in the region