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The attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009 was the first time cricketers had been directly targeted by terrorists. That attack, in which several cricketers and coaching staff were injured, shattered the illusion that sportsmen were outside the terrorists' agenda. As the cricket world tried to digest the the story of Sri Lanka's miraculous escape, Pakistan sunk further into the abyss of isolation
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Jun 13, 2014

Teams cannot risk tours to Pakistan

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

Kamran Abbasi

Mar 19, 2014

Lahore, five years on

The Cordon: The loss of international cricket in Pakistan since the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus has been cruel on the country's fans and the rest of the cricket world

Janaka Malwatta

Aug 17, 2010

ICC World XI to tour Pakistan 'in due course' - Clarke

News: ECB chairman Giles Clarke has said an ICC World XI will tour Pakistan "in due course" since it is still not possible for national teams to visit the country

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 17, 2010

PCB finally sends Lahore report to ICC

News: The PCB has finally sent the judicial inquiry report on the Lahore terrorist attack to the ICC

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 31, 2010

High court judge slams police officers for Lahore attack

News: A judge of the Lahore High Court has heavily criticised senior Pakistan police officers for not performing their duties properly on the morning of March 3, 2009, when the visiting Sri Lankan team was exposed to a terrorist attack in Lahore

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 26, 2010

PCB yet to submit incident report on Lahore attack - ICC

News: The PCB has yet to submit to the ICC an incident report on the terror attacks on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore last year, after which there has been no international cricket in the country

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 17, 2010

ICC might send a hand-picked side to Pakistan

News: ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat has said the organisation might send a hand-picked side to Pakistan late next year

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 13, 2010

Never forget Lahore

Features: In March last year, terrorists hit at cricket. One of those who was at the receiving end tells of a new initiative to take a stand against those who would destroy fans' love of the game

Paul Farbrace

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

Bloodied but breathing

Osman Samiuddin: A year on from the horrors of Lahore, a Karachi tournament shows that the game is alive and well - despite the bumbling of the PCB

Osman Samiuddin

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

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

Dec 22, 2009

PCB did not want Lahore to host Sri Lanka Test

News: Ijaz Butt has said the PCB had wanted to host the second Test of the Sri Lanka series in Karachi instead of Lahore

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dec 7, 2009

ICC World XI could play Pakistan to raise funds

News: Losses of up to US$125 million have been claimed by the PCB as a series of tours have been relocated, postponed and cancelled

Osman Samiuddin

Dec 3, 2009

Pakistan counting on ICC task force for revival

News: The PCB hopes the task force set up by the ICC would help revive its international cricketing reputation, which has been battered by security fears

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 8, 2009

Bari reveals plans for international cricket in Pakistan

News: The former Pakistan wicketkeeper indicated that holding a series against arch-rivals India at a neutral venue, inviting a team of international players for a one-off Twenty20 game were among the various options he was exploring

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 7, 2009

'Umpires should be helped to get better'

Interviews: The five-time ICC umpire of the year speaks about the future of TV technology, his frightening experience in Lahore, and his days as a star schoolboy cricketer alongside Adam Gilchrist

Interview by Jason Dasey

Sep 7, 2009

Sri Lankan outfit behind Lahore attack - Pakistan PM

News: Gilani indicated that he had met Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse during a recent visit to Libya, and it was Rajapakse who linked elements in Sri Lanka to the terror act

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 8, 2009

Courage, desire and gritted teeth

Features: Three months after the horrific attack that nearly crippled him, Thilan Samaraweera is ready to play top-flight cricket again

Nagraj Gollapudi

Jun 2, 2009

India-Pakistan warm-up to raise funds for Lahore victims

News: India and Pakistan's eagerly anticipation clash at The Oval tomorrow has been designated as a "Catch the Spirit" match by the ICC, a fundraiser to help support families of the victims of the attack on the Sri Lanka team and officials in Lahore in March

ESPNcricinfo staff
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