Terror attack during cricket match in Pakistan
Published: 01:29 PM, 7 August 2020
Terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Pakistan in 2009
No big cricket team is willing to tour Pakistan due to safety reasons. Pakistan had to play their home games for around a decade in the UAE after the terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009.
Meanwhile, terrorism has once again come back to haunt Pakistan cricket as several terrorists sabotaged the final of a local tournament on Thursday. The unfortunate and shocking incident took place during the final of the Amn Cricket tournament at the Dradar Mamazai area at Orakzai District in Kohat Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.
Pakistani news outlet The News reported that as soon as the game started, the terrorists opened indiscriminate firing on the playground from the nearby hills.
Witnesses said that a large number of spectators, including political workers and media persons, had gathered at the Chanay Ground to watch the final match of the Amn Cricket tournament.
The players, spectators and journalists, managed to save their lives by fleeing the scene. no loss of life or injury was reported in the incident. Later, the organisers postponed the match.