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.


ECB chairman promises to 'do everything we can' to travel to Pakistan on schedule in 2022
ECB chairman promises to 'do everything we can' to travel to Pakistan on schedule in 2022

"We received advice on security and player welfare and took the decision [to pull out of touring Pakistan] we made"

'We certainly believe they should be coming' - PCB CEO Wasim Khan on England's tours of Pakistan
'We certainly believe they should be coming' - PCB CEO Wasim Khan on England's tours of Pakistan

The ECB is expected to meet today to take a decision on their men's and women's teams' tours of Pakistan

Security alert: New Zealand call off Pakistan tour minutes before first ODI
Security alert: New Zealand call off Pakistan tour minutes before first ODI

"Which world is NZ living in? NZ will hear us at ICC," tweets PCB chairman Ramiz Raja

Cricket Australia had no choice but to cancel the Bangladesh tour
Cricket Australia had no choice but to cancel the Bangladesh tour

A government warning about a threat to Australian interests could not be ignored

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

Zimbabwe play empathy card as tour officially begins
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

Zimbabwe team arrives in Lahore
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

State guest security for Zimbabwe team
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

Zimbabwe finally confirm Pakistan tour
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

Tour on, says PCB; Zimbabwe say not yet
Tour on, says PCB; Zimbabwe say not yet

Zimbabwe's proposed tour of Pakistan witnessed another day of confusing signals from both sides

Confusion surrounds Zimbabwe's tour of Pakistan
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

ICC assessing Pakistan security
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

FICA warns against touring Pakistan
FICA warns against touring Pakistan

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

Zimbabwe players express concerns over Pakistan tour
Zimbabwe players express concerns over Pakistan tour

Several Zimbabwean players are wary of touring Pakistan next month but have committed to making the 10-day trip out of necessity to play competitive cricket.

Zimbabwe Cricket confirms Pakistan tour
Zimbabwe Cricket confirms Pakistan tour

Zimbabwe will become the first Full Member nation to tour Pakistan since March 2009, when terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore

PCB in talks to host Zimbabwe - Shahryar Khan
PCB in talks to host Zimbabwe - Shahryar Khan

Shahryar Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has said that the board is in talks with Zimbabwe Cricket over a limited-overs bilateral series in May that could be held in Lahore and Karachi, pending security clearance

Teams cannot risk tours to Pakistan
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

Ireland talks over Pakistan tour on hold
Ireland talks over Pakistan tour on hold

Pakistan's hopes of reviving international cricket at home were dealt a big blow after Ireland decided to hold back on its ongoing discussion with the PCB regarding a proposed tour to Pakistan later this year, following the terrorist attacks on Karachi ai

PCB inviting Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan - Sethi
PCB inviting Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan - Sethi

Najam Sethi, the PCB chairman, has said the Pakistan board is inviting Sri Lanka over for a series, asserting that Pakistan is "ready" to host international cricket in the country once again

ICC umpires' safety won't be risked - Richardson
ICC umpires' safety won't be risked - Richardson

Dave Richardson, the ICC chief executive, has said that the security of neutral umpires employed by them would not be risked under any circumstances