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


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

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

Sad, but it's the right call
Sad, but it's the right call

The ICC's decision to remove Pakistan from the list of World Cup hosts was inevitable; now Pakistan must focus on finding an alternate base for their future home contests

World Cup matches moved out of Pakistan
World Cup matches moved out of Pakistan

Pakistan has been stripped of hosting rights for the 2011 World Cup because of the "uncertain security situation" in the country, the ICC said, according to Reuters

I would have quit if I was caught in crossfire - Younis
I would have quit if I was caught in crossfire - Younis

Younis Khan, the Pakistan captain, has said he would have retired from international cricket immediately had he been caught in the kind of terror attacks carried out on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore last month by militants

'We have all had to grow up'
'We have all had to grow up'

The cricketing victims of the Lahore attack take their first steps to returning to the game and life as usual

Younis calls for solidarity from Asian bloc
Younis calls for solidarity from Asian bloc

Pakistan captain Younis Khan has urged India and other Asian cricketing nations to come together to help allay security fears in the region and save the game in the subcontinent

Subcontinent countries must unite to fight terror - Intikhab
Subcontinent countries must unite to fight terror - Intikhab

Intikhab Alam has said the IPL's move to South Africa did not augur well for the future of international cricket in the subcontinent

'I thought my career was over'  - Samaraweera
'I thought my career was over' - Samaraweera

Thilan Samaraweera talks about being shot in Lahore, his days in hospital and his determination to return to cricket - and even to Pakistan if needed

What now for cricket?
What now for cricket?

Cricket has been more vulnerable to discord and conflict than many sports, and the latest crisis may be the most serious yet

Less security for Pakistan Tests compared to ODIs - Bayliss
Less security for Pakistan Tests compared to ODIs - Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss has come out in defence of Chris Broad, against whom the Pakistan board has complained to the ICC

Butt expects tours to Pakistan in 'six to nine months'
Butt expects tours to Pakistan in 'six to nine months'

A week after terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, Ijaz Butt, the PCB chairman, has said that he expects teams to tour Pakistan in "six to nine months"

Morgan admits 'level of security was not as expected'
Morgan admits 'level of security was not as expected'

ICC president David Morgan has said that "it would seem the level of security was not as expected" at the time of the terrorist attack in Lahore on Tuesday

Lessons from Lahore
Lessons from Lahore

The notion of cricketers being immune to attacks was a myth that should never have been put to the test

Pakistan board lodges formal complaint against Broad
Pakistan board lodges formal complaint against Broad

The Pakistan board has lodged a formal complaint with the ICC over comments made by match referee Chris Broad about the security in Lahore at the time of the terrorist attack

Pakistan identifies terror suspects
Pakistan identifies terror suspects

Pakistan have identified the attackers responsible for the shootout in Lahore on Tuesday directed at the Sri Lankan team and ICC match officials

Butt accuses Broad of lies over lax security
Butt accuses Broad of lies over lax security

Ijaz Butt, the PCB chairman, has accused Chris Broad of lying in claiming that security was lax for the visiting team and officials in Lahore

Samaraweera undergoes surgery
Samaraweera undergoes surgery

Thilan Samaraweera, who was shot on his leg during the armed attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore, has undergone a two-hour surgery and is reported to be safe and stable

Kill cricket, create terrorists, warns Younis
Kill cricket, create terrorists, warns Younis

Younis Khan has appealed to cricket's administrators to save the game in Pakistan, or risk pushing future generations into the clutches of terrorists

Hunt on for attackers
Hunt on for attackers

Pakistan have begun hunting the terrorists who attacked the bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricketers to the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore on Tuesday.

Can't force teams to play here unless security improves - Butt
Can't force teams to play here unless security improves - Butt

Ijaz Butt, the PCB chairman, Has admitted that it will be very difficult to convince any team to tour Pakistan in the immediate future following the terror-strikes which nearly claimed the lives of the Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore on Tuesday