Today is the most sad day in the history of cricket. There has never been such an attack on crickets especially the visitors in the history of cricket. Srilankan cricket board must be audacious for deciding to tour Pakistan even after a lot of teams canceling their tour. The spirit which Srilanka has shown is not lost. Few masked gunmen ambushed the team's convoy when them were reaching the Gaddafi stadium to play the second day of the second test in the series. 2 civilians and 6 police men were dead while 6 Srilankan players injured including the top rated players like Kumara Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Chaminda Vaas and Ajanta Mendis. It was lucky on their part not to sustain any major injuries. None of the gunmen were caught. Srilankan team was immediately send back to Srilanka and of course the test is officially cancelled. Hope the Srilankan players recover soon.
It was Pakistan who invited Srilanka for the tour of 2 tests and 3 ODI's after India canceled their tour in January-February due to security reasons. Srilanka accepted the invitation with true spirit but it only ended in a demise.Even after the major setback of events in the past in Pakistan, the Government didn't seem to increase the security. News was that the possibility of an attack was known beforehand due to which the route to travel to the stadium was altered. But why not increase more security.Terrorism has become a curse to cricket in pakistan and I don't know what steps the Government is taking to uplift it. Now the future of International cricket in Pakistan is hanging in the balance. Already the hopes of organizing World Cup 2011 matches in Pakistan are diminished. Even a decision might be taken to ban International cricket in Pakistan. We just need to wait and see to what the situation leads to.
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