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


Lahore casts IPL shadow in New Zealand
Lahore casts IPL shadow in New Zealand

Tuesday's terror attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore has heightened anxiety among the New Zealand players over touring India for next month's IPL

Murali questions security lapse
Murali questions security lapse

Muttiah Muralitharan has questioned whether the terrorists who perpetrated Tuesday's attack on the Sri Lankans had received inside information as to the team's movements

Security 'left us to be sitting ducks' claims Broad
Security 'left us to be sitting ducks' claims Broad

Chris Broad landed back in Manchester and launched a stinging attack on the security in Lahore at the time of yesterday's attack which left eight people dead, while expressing his concern that the incident sounds a 'death knell' for cricket in Pakistan

Our terror background helped - Jayawardene
Our terror background helped - Jayawardene

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has attributed his players' immediate reaction in taking cover when terrorists attacked their team bus in Lahore to the situation in his own country

'I felt a bullet fizz past my ear'
'I felt a bullet fizz past my ear'

When you have been through what we have experienced, when you have been targeted by terrorists yourself and been so fortunate to escape, it changes your thinking

'Cricket won't be played in Pakistan in the foreseeable future'
'Cricket won't be played in Pakistan in the foreseeable future'

Reactions to the attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, which has put in doubt Pakistan's status as an international sporting venue

This is a fire that threatens everyone
This is a fire that threatens everyone

Let us be clear: Gaddafi Stadium is not the only place where an attack on cricket will grab headlines

'Cricketers will be more alert' - Dhoni
'Cricketers will be more alert' - Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Daniel Vettori express concern at the terror attacks in Lahore

New reality dawns as Australia look for neutral series in England
New reality dawns as Australia look for neutral series in England

Cricket Australia officials will meet in Dubai on Thursday with counterparts from Pakistan to discuss moving the scheduled 2010 Test series to England. The discussions will take place a day after New Zealand Cricket announced it would not travel to Pakist

Umpire Ahsan Raza still in critical condition, but improving
Umpire Ahsan Raza still in critical condition, but improving

Ahsan Raza, the fourth umpire for the second Test in Lahore, is in a critical condition after reportedly being shot in the back during the armed raid on the Sri Lankan team on Tuesday

Providence and presence of mind
Providence and presence of mind

The bus driver who drove the Sri Lankans to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Mehar Mohammad Khalil, has recounted the chilling moments of the shootout which nearly claimed himself and the lives of the players

Pakistan team had narrow escape - Younis
Pakistan team had narrow escape - Younis

Younis Khan, the Pakistan captain, has said his team were fortunate to escape the terrorist strike on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore on Tuesday

Sri Lankan cricketers injured in terror attack
Sri Lankan cricketers injured in terror attack

A shoot out occurred in Lahore close to the Gaddafi Stadium which left five Sri Lankan players injured and another eight people dead

'What I'm feeling most is disbelief'
'What I'm feeling most is disbelief'

Trevor Bayliss, the Sri Lanka coach, who was in the team bus when the attack took place, spoke to Cricinfo while waiting to be airlifted out of Pakistan