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Pakistan cricket : It is a dark day in cricket..

Pakistan cricket: Cricket has seen many bad days. But most of these relate to incidents on the pitch. The horrific incident that took place in Lahore, Pakistan on March 3, 2009 had nothing to do with the cricket pitch. There was a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team which was on a tour of Pakistan. Due to this incident, Pakistan lost the qualification to host the World Cup in 2011. Even after 15 years of the incident, the scenes of the incident are still moving before the eyes of cricket fans.

What happened..

Sri Lanka, who were touring Pakistan, did not tour India after the Mumbai attacks in 2008. In 2009, she went on a tour to Pakistan. They left for the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on the third day of the second Test (March 3, 2009). As the bus carrying team members was crossing Liberty Square, 12 gunmen opened fire on the bus. Pakistan's security forces, alerted, fired back. Six Pakistani officers and two civilians were killed in the attack.

Seven cricketers injured

Seven Sri Lankan cricketers were injured in the attack. Thilan, Samaraveera, Kumara Sangarkara, Tharanga Parwitharana, Ajanta Mendis, Chaminda Vas, Mahela Jayawardene and Suranga Lakmal were injured in the attack. Samaraweera and Paranawithana shrapnel were seriously injured and admitted to the hospital. The team's assistant coach Paul Farrbase and reserve empire Ahsan Raza were also injured.

Evacuation by plane..

After the terrorist attack, the Pakistani government, alerted, decided to transport the Sri Lankan team in a military plane. But they were taken on a flight to Colombo. Sangarkara explained about this incident in his Spirit of Cricket lecture. 'Something clicked from my ear, a bullet hit the side of the seat, the exact spot where my head had been a few seconds before. I feel something hit my shoulder. It becomes numb. I know I've been hit, but I'm relieved and praying that I don't get hit on the head,' he explained.

Criticism of Pakistan

Terrorist attack on Sri Lankan team exposes Pakistan's security failures. There was widespread criticism of the government of Pakistan. Some were arrested after blaming the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

Expulsion of Pakistan..

Pakistan faced serious problems in terms of cricket in the terrorist attack. It was decided that no one should visit Pakistan for six years. Home matches had to be played at neutral venues.

Pakistan is still off limits to most elite international teams. 2009, which helped erase the horror of the events on that fateful day in March.

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