The Lahore attack

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


The Lahore attack
The Lahore attack

When an international team came under terrorist fire, plunging Pakistan cricket into the wilderness for close to a decade

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

Lahore, five years on
Lahore, five years on

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

PCB finally sends Lahore report to ICC
PCB finally sends Lahore report to ICC

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

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

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

High court judge slams police officers for Lahore attack
High court judge slams police officers for Lahore attack

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

PCB yet to submit incident report on Lahore attack - ICC
PCB yet to submit incident report on Lahore attack - ICC

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

ICC might send a hand-picked side to Pakistan
ICC might send a hand-picked side to Pakistan

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

Never forget Lahore
Never forget Lahore

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

Pakistan and South Africa plan series in UAE
Pakistan and South Africa plan series in UAE

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

Pakistan offers prayers, flowers and a hope for the future
Pakistan offers prayers, flowers and a hope for the future

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

Bloodied but breathing
Bloodied but breathing

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

Togo attack stokes Lahore horrors for Taufel
Togo attack stokes Lahore horrors for Taufel

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

PCB did not want Lahore to host Sri Lanka Test
PCB did not want Lahore to host Sri Lanka Test

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

ICC World XI could play Pakistan to raise funds
ICC World XI could play Pakistan to raise funds

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

Pakistan counting on ICC task force for revival
Pakistan counting on ICC task force for revival

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

Bari reveals plans for international cricket in Pakistan
Bari reveals plans for international cricket in Pakistan

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

Sri Lankan outfit behind Lahore attack - Pakistan PM
Sri Lankan outfit behind Lahore attack - Pakistan PM

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

'Umpires should be helped to get better'
'Umpires should be helped to get better'

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

Courage, desire and gritted teeth
Courage, desire and gritted teeth

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