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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.
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Apr 18, 2013

PCB asks to host World Cup qualifiers in 2018

News: The PCB has lodged a request with the ICC to host the World Cup qualifying tournament in 2018

Umar Farooq

Apr 15, 2012

Bangladesh to tour Pakistan at month end

News: 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

Umar Farooq

Mar 21, 2012

International cricket in Pakistan? You gotta be...

Rob Steen: As the game's governing body, how can the ICC choose not to send its own match officials to the country but be okay with Bangladesh's players playing there?

Rob Steen

Sep 28, 2010

Cricket Australia concerned over Bangalore security

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Apr 1, 2010

Pakistan and South Africa plan series in UAE

News: Pakistan and South Africa are considering playing a Test and ODI series in the UAE later this year

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mar 3, 2010

Pakistan offers prayers, flowers and a hope for the future

News: It was on March 3 last year that the terror attack on the buses of the Sri Lankan cricket team and match officials in Lahore changed cricket in Pakistan forever

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 25, 2010

WIPA happy with security arrangements in India

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 23, 2010

Players concerned about IPL security - Smith

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 22, 2010

Australia and New Zealand on standby for World Cup

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 21, 2010

Security assessment says 'credible' threat to IPL - reports

News: A report commissioned by the players' unions in England, Australia and South Africa has said that the recent terror threats are credible and that security cannot be guaranteed in India

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 19, 2010

Cricket in the time of terror

Harsha Bhogle: Security threats are a reality for Indian sporting events today. The IPL must pull through and emerge successful for the sake of the fans

Harsha Bhogle

Feb 18, 2010

Warne 'thinking twice' about IPL participation

News: Shane Warne has raised concerns about playing in the IPL this year and believes the organisers may need to think about moving it again after a terror threat against sporting events in India

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 18, 2010

Symonds not worried over security in India

News: Andrew Symonds feels more comfortable with the security situation in India than he did whenever he toured South Africa and the recent terrorist threats against the IPL have not changed his travel plans

Peter English

Feb 18, 2010

Players' lobby warns of withdrawals from IPL

News: Tim May, the chief executive of the international players union FICA, has warned the IPL could suffer from a spate of player withdrawals due to security concerns over playing in India

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 16, 2010

IPL security concerns intensify

News: The 313 Brigade, Al-Qaeda's operational arm in Pakistan, issued a warning to "the international community" to not send its representatives to major sports events being staged in India, including the IPL

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 7, 2010

Pawar meets Shiv Sena chief over IPL concerns

News: Sharad Pawar has met with Bal Thackeray asking him to stand down on his earlier remarks about the safety of Australian players

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 3, 2010

Australia players union says it's close to getting IPL security plan

News: The participation of Australian players in the third edition of the IPL took a positive step forward with their players union, the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA), stating that they're close to receiving the security report from the IPL authoritie

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 18, 2010

ICC hopeful of thawing of India-Pakistan relations

News: The ICC remains hopeful that bilateral contests between Pakistan and India can be resumed in the near future

Osman Samiuddin in Hobart

Jan 12, 2010

Togo attack stokes Lahore horrors for Taufel

News: The shocking attack on the Togo football squad draws parallels with the attack on the Sri Lankan in Lahore, says Simon Taufel

Jason Dasey

Sep 28, 2009

Pakistan keen to host 2014 Twenty20

News: The Pakistan Cricket Board is interested in hosting the 2014 World Twenty2

ESPNcricinfo staff
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