Terror hits lahore.

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    That's sad news
     
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    :(:(:( OMG.. what the hell...
     
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    OMG ................. shocking, hope the players are not seriously injured, and they all make a hasty recovery. ALMIGTHY GOD be with them.
     
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    SL cricketers injured in terror attack

    Cricinfo staff

    March 3, 2009

    Terror struck at the heart of cricket when masked gunmen attacked the bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Five cricketers, including Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan captain, and his deputy Kumar Sangakkara, received minor injuries. The attack left five security men dead and will almost certainly lead to abandonment of the ongoing Test match.

    While there have been terror strikes on the peripheries of cricket, this is the first time players have been directly targeted. The Sri Lankans were on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium when their bus was attacked by five armed terrorists near Liberty market. Habibur Rehman, chief commissioner of police, said 12 masked terrorists fired at the Sri Lankan team bus. The gunmen shot at the wheels of the bus and also injured the driver. A grenade was also thrown at the bus but it missed. The others players injured are Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paranavitana

    "The bus came under attack as we were driving to the stadium, the gunmen targeted the wheels of the bus first and then the bus," Mahela Jayawardene told Cricinfo. "We all dived to the floor to take cover. About five players have been injured and also Paul Farbrace [a member of the support staff], but most of the injuries appear to be minor at this stage and caused by debris."

    The Sri Lankan team had stepped in to fill a gap after the Indian government had barred the Indian team from touring Pakistan in the aftermath of the terror attack in Mumbai by Pakistan-based terrorists.

    http://content-www.cricinfo.com/pakvsl/content/current/story/393212.html
     
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    Thilan Samanaweera shot in the chest being operated upon.. :(
     
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    Eight dead, six cricketers hurt in Pakistan attack: police

     
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    Cricketers Shot In Pakistan 'Terror' Attack

    Very sad news; they should have avoided this tour
     
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    I always had hope that Pakistan can climb out of this terrorist mess that they brought upon themselves! Now, I must say, after this, I am sure Pakistan is going Under terrorist rule soon, Mark my words, Its going to be the Next Afghanistan!. I say Pakistan get over Kashmir and work towards killing all the terrorists wreaking havoc in neighboring countries and their motherland!
     
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    Pakistan media is now blaming RAW :drink:.
     
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    Really a sad day for international sports and hope that sri cricketers are safe.
    Isnt a bullet proof bus supposed stop ak 47 bullets
     
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    Its a sad day for cricket.
    Kill those terrorists! :sniper:
     
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    Kill the guys Blaming India and RAW for this! Blaming without solid evidence, isnt that what Pakistan was against during Mumbai attacks?? This was and is a horrific day. The terrorists cant be stopped until and unless all support to it from Pakistan is searched and destroyed and if the want arises, ISI be dismantled!
     
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    They did not provide any bullet-proof bus because RAW stopped them from doing this.:sCh_coplight:

    These jokers are such copy-cats that they are saying that the grenades have Indian markings on them. I am sure they will catch one terrorist and claim him to be Amar Singh.

    And Of course Zaid Hamid will have a busy schedule now to read stories for his kids.....:sAni_monkey:


    It's so sad that we are living in such a pathetic neighbourhood. Really sad.
     
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    IT seems immaturity is getting better of the pakistani media and establishment at this point of time .
    the media from both sides need to join hands in denouncing this evil instead of playing this blame game saga.
    we do not want a mumbai and lahore again. i expect better and professional reporting and coverage from both sides.


    WE AT DFI ARE AGAINST ANY FORM OF TERORISM AND WE STRONGLY CONDEMN THE RECENT LAHORE TERRORIST ATTACKS.
    DFI WONT BE A PARTY TO THIS BLAME GAME AND COME OUT WITH STUPID STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

    we will show where we stand in respect to the other forums.

    let peace be given a chance.
    THE DFI team.
     
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    If this attack had taken part in any other Pak city, it would not have worried me much. Lahore, is considered a very Liberal and Modern city with equally modern citizenry. But this goes onto prove that, even Lahore is not safe! GOP must act now, and act hard it must!
     
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    GoP is an imaginary term.

    PA/ISI is what matters.

    Here's my take...

    > Marriot blast. Stopped Foreign investment in Pakistan and also attenuated the tourist flow.

    > Mumbai blast happened for same purpose targeting India, by the PA/ISI.

    > Attack on cricketers touring pakistan.

    > I highly doubt that something of this sort might happen in India as well. ISI is quite sure that to save Pakistan(Punjab) the only way left is to put the whole kaum under 1 roof. And that roof can be no other than the Animosity with India. Either whole blame is going to be on India for this, which will also save them from 26/11 frenzy going up their butts, or they might try to instignate India in little future. Maybe during IPL.

    The Pressure cooker makes much noise before it bursts but the problem is that it will also stink the whole place around it.

    Now it's upto us to save ourselves from this "Soon to be bursting Pot".
     
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    Pakistan a no-go zone for cricketers after attack

    The terrorist attack on Sri Lanka players in Lahore will spell the end of international cricket in Pakistan, Fox Sports cricket commentator Brendon Julian says.
    "Pakistan will certainly be a no-go zone for at least two years," Julian said after the attack on Sri Lanka's team bus as the players were being driven to the Gaddafi Stadium for day three of the second Test against Pakistan.

    "No national board will even contemplate the idea of sending a team to Pakistan following this attack.

    "This really seals the fate for the Pakistan Cricket Board in that they will now have to arrange all their future matches, both one-day and Tests, to be played at neutral venues."

    Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakarra, Chaminda Vaas, Ajanta Mendis,
    Tharanga Paranavitana, Thilan Thushara and Thilan Samaraweera are reported to have been injured.

    Paranavitana and Samaraweera were taken to hospital after the shooting, Sri Lanka sports minister Gamini Lokuge said, while Vaas was carried from the scene on a stretcher.

    Former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, now the coach of Western Australia, said he was shocked "shocked and saddened" by the shootings in Pakistan that have left some of his former players wounded.

    Moody, who coached Sri Lanka from between 2005 and 2007, was dismayed by the news.

    "I was very shocked and saddened to learn of the news coming from Lahore of the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus earlier today," he said in a statement.

    "My thoughts and prayers are not only with my friends in the Sri Lankan cricket team, but with the families of everyone that has been killed or injured in today's attack."

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,25133898-23212,00.html
     
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    No World Cup games in Pakistan unless major change: ICC

    LONDON: Pakistan cannot host international cricket unless it dramatically improves security, the head of the sport's world body said after

    Tuesday's Lahore attacks, questioning notably the 2011 World Cup.

    "In the current situation it is clearly a very dangerous place," David Morgan, president of the International Cricket Council, said after the deadly attacks on Sri Lanka's cricket team in the Pakistani city.

    Asked about plans for the World Cup, due to be played in the four sub-continent countries, ICC president David Morgan said, "Things will have to change dramatically in Pakistan in my opinion if any of the games are to be staged there."

    "I think that international cricket in Pakistan is out of the question until there is a very significant change, a regime change I guess," he added.

    An ICC spokesman said he assumed Morgan was referring to a call by Pakistani senators this week for the PCB to be sacked.

    In an interview, Morgan added, "Quite clearly there could be a regime change in Pakistan and the place could become safe and peaceful again, but that all remains to be seen.

    "The World Cup was awarded to the four countries in the subcontinent. The allocation of matches between those four countries is yet to be made.

    "Quite clearly, this event puts a great question mark over the ability of Pakistan to host World Cup matches."

    Sharad Pawar, ICC Vice-President and the chairman of the Organising Committee of the 2011 World Cup to be jointly hosted by four Asian countries, has admitted that it would be difficult to hold matches in Pakistan in the wake of the terror attack.

    "We might get a communication from many participants whether they will play there or not. That will affect our entire programme," he said.

    "But now the situation is such that we have to give a thought and it is really shameful what is happening in that country," he said.

    "I have discussed this particular situation with CEO of ICC. We have decided to meet sometime next week. All the members who are associated to organise this World Cup have to take decision", he said.

    Eight people died when the Sri Lankan cricket team's convoy was attacked by masked gunmen as they travelled to play at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. Seven team members were injured.

    Pakistan's High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Hasan meanwhile told Sky News television that it was too early to talk of the end of international cricket in his country.

    "I wouldn't like to rush to that sort of conclusion," he said.

    http://cricket.timesofindia.indiati...less_major_change_ICC/articleshow/4218347.cms
     
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    Sri Lanka pay price for tour nobody else wanted

    AHORE: Sri Lanka's cricketers paid a heavy price on Tuesday for agreeing to tour a country nobody else was prepared to visit.



    They only stepped in after India cancelled a much-anticipated January-February series here due to simmering political tensions between the two countries over the Mumbai terrorist attacks last November.

    That cancellation was the third major cricket event called off in Pakistan in the past year, after Australia refused to tour in March and the ICC postponed the elite eight-nation Champions Trophy set for August until 2009.

    It was a disaster for the Pakistan Cricket Board who said at the time that the Indian pullout would lose them least 25 million dollars.

    While Sri Lanka initially committed to fill the Indian void the tour came into question after the country's sports minister, Gamini Lokuge, disbanded the interim national cricket board and sacked its chairman Arjuna Ranatunga.

    But in December Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse finally gave the green light, making the team the first to play a Test in Pakistan since South Africa in October 2007.

    "Sport is an effective means of promoting connectivity between nations and thereby enhancing friendship and mutual goodwill between countries," Sri Lanka's foreign minister Rohitha Bogollagama was quoted as saying at the time.

    Barely two months later and his team was being helicoptered out of Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore after masked gunman opened fire on their team bus, wounding eight members of the tour party -- seven players and a coach.

    The Sri Lankan team first played international cricket in 1975, and were awarded Test status in 1981, which made them the eighth Test playing nation.

    Routinely seen as a cricketing minnow, they transformed themselves into a major force during the 1990s, winning the 1996 World Cup by beating Australia in the finals.

    Since then they have continued to be a major force, reaching the finals of the 2007 World Cup where they lost to the Aussies while nurturing some of the best talent in the world.

    Perhaps their best-known star is spin-king Muttiah Muralitharan, who has underpinned their success by backing up the batting heroics of Sanath Jayasuriya and the now-retired Aravinda de Silva.

    The injured players included star batsman Thilan Samaraweera, captain Mahela Jayawardene, vice captain Kumar Sangakkara, Tharanga Paranavithana, Thilina Thushara and Ajantha Mendis. None have serious injuries.

    The tour was immediately cancelled with Rajapakse condemning the "cowardly terrorist attack targeting the Sri Lankan cricket team".

    It was an inglorious end to a series that had already been split into two parts with the venues of some of matches changed at the last minute.

    Sri Lanka were initially due to play three one-dayers in Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad in January but the third venue was dropped at Si Lanka's request, with no more details given.

    The one-dayers went off without a hitch, ending on January 24 with the Sri Lankans winning the series 2-1 before the team left the country.

    They returned on February 14 to play two Tests, with the first in Karachi ending in a draw before the second was called off on Tuesday after Sri Lanka posted 606 in their first innings. Pakistan were 110 without loss in reply.
     

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