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.

Pakistan cricket

'Being shot changed my life' - Raza

Six years after being shot twice in a terrorist attack that halted international cricket in Pakistan, ICC umpire Ahsan Raza talks about his journey since the Lahore shooting

Security is expected to be tight for the World Cup final

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'I have moved on and I am not afraid' - Ahsan Raza

Pakistan umpire Ahsan Raza suffered severe injuries during the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore. Six years later, he is eager to officiate his first international game at home

Security is expected to be tight for the World Cup final

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Zimbabwe play empathy card as tour officially begins

Former ZC managing director Ozias Bvute, the head of the visiting delegation in Lahore, said the decision to tour Pakistan was made to break their isolation from cricket and foster brotherhood

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Zimbabwe team arrives in Lahore

The Zimbabwe cricket team landed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore at 1.45 am on Tuesday to become the first Full Member nation to tour Pakistan since March 2009

Security is expected to be tight for the World Cup final

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State guest security for Zimbabwe team

Zimbabwe are to be given state guest importance during their tour of Pakistan, and can expect to see more visible security measures than usual in the country

Security is expected to be tight for the World Cup final

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Zimbabwe finally confirm Pakistan tour

Zimbabwe Cricket has confirmed the upcoming tour to Pakistan against the advice of the country's Sports and Recreation Commission

Security is expected to be tight for the World Cup final

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Confusion surrounds Zimbabwe's tour of Pakistan

Confusion surrounds Zimbabwe's upcoming tour to Pakistan with Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) still in talks with its own government over security concerns

Security is expected to be tight for the World Cup final

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ICC assessing Pakistan security

The ICC will await the assessment of an independently commissioned security report, which is currently ongoing, before deciding whether to send match officials to stand in the upcoming series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe

Security is expected to be tight for the World Cup final

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FICA warns against touring Pakistan

FICA has warned against international teams touring Pakistan, stating its security experts had said the "risk is unmanageable"