PAKISTAN CRICKET BOARD TOLD TO SACK SECURITY OFFICIALS AND PROSECUTE AGAINST THEM FOR NOT PROVIDING ADEQUATE SECURITY FOR SRI LANKA CRICKET TEAM
Posted on November 23rd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana

A Parliamentary Committee on Sports in Pakistan requested the country’s governing board of cricket to immediately sack its security officials and file a case against them for not providing the Sri Lankan cricket team adequate protection.

The Sri Lanka Cricket team was attacked by terrorists in Lahore Pakistan in March this year wounding some of them seriously and killing several Pakistani Policemen.

In a very strongly worded report the national Assembly’s Standing Committee on Sports said those who were in charge of the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team be sacked and prosecuted against in the courts for their blatant negligence of their duties.

The Sri Lankan cricketers were ambushed while they were on their way to the Gaddaffi Stadium in Lahore.

The Sports Committee said if the Pakistan Cricket Board failed to take any action they would take up the matter with the Prime Minister.

Pakistan cricket has received a severe blow by the attack and ever since the incident no other team has visited Pakistan to play cricket.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said it was the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam who masterminded the attack with the help of Pakistan terrorist elements.

Seven Sri Lankan cricketers and their assistant coach were injured in the attack.

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