The air of evil tendencies is never limited to one area. It flows around the world in all four directions. Thirteen years ago, a team bus that had come to play cricket in Pakistan was attacked by extremists who were spreading unrest. March 3 was that day. I still remember that day when cities come to mind. Since then, Pakistan has stopped hosting international cricket matches. The Pakistan Cricket Board held its matches in the UAE instead of Pakistan to continue its earnings. Let’s find out the details of this.
A cricket fan hardly would like to remember this day in cricket history i.e. on 3rd March. It is the black day of cricket. In 2009, exactly on this day, there was a terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka Cricket Team bus in Lahore, Pakistan, in which 8 policemen were killed and 6 players were injured. Even today Pakistan has not recovered from this terrorist attack. International cricket was suspended in the country for many years. Even after 13 years, most of the teams in the world are refusing to tour Pakistan. Due to this, there has been a huge loss to the revenue of the PCB.
The cricket board of Pakistan believes that due to this it had to suffer a loss of more than 20 thousand dollars. It became difficult to pay salaries to the players. Due to the loss of income, the board has started staff cutting. After that, Pakistan still organizes its home matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The board has organized several seasons of the Pakistan Super League in the UAE. The Pakistan Cricket Board now wants to play more and more matches on its home ground to compensate for the huge loss of revenue.
Currently, the team of Australia is on a Pakistan tour. After 24 years, Australia toured Pakistan. The reason is that the Kangaroo team still hesitates to tour Pakistan.
Today, on the occasion of 2 Mar, everyone remembers that day.
After 6 years of the attack, International cricket resumed.
The terrorist attack on the players had tarnished the image of Pakistan across the world. Due to this, maximum countries were refused to play on the ground of Pakistan. All cricket teams were feeling unsafe and insecure for many years; hence no team has toured Pakistan.
However, in the last some years, with all the courage, teams have decided to play and International cricket was restored in Pakistan in 2015, 6 years after the attack.
After this, in March 2017, the final match of the Pakistan Super League was played under tight security. After 8 years, the team of Sri Lanka (2017) again toured Pakistan, where he played the only international match with the host team.
PCB will be ruined due to India’s absence
Pakistan has got to host the Champions Trophy in the year 2025. Although there are doubts about its organization from now on, will Pakistan be able to organize this prestigious ICC tournament successfully? The second question is, will the Indian team tour Pakistan? If Team India does not tour the neighboring country, then the already poor Pakistan Cricket Board will be ruined. Rameez Raza, the new head of the PCB, is also well aware of this, that is why the board had recently made a statement that India can destroy the PCB if it wants.
New Zealand refuses to go to Pakistan and play series
A few months ago, the team of New Zealand had canceled the tour of Pakistan. The Kiwi players had reached Pakistan and their team was fully prepared to play the match, but a few hours before the start of the match, the New Zealand Cricket Board refused to field its players due to security reasons and Pakistan’s tour was canceled. Shortly after this, England also canceled the proposed tour of Pakistan.
The circumstances in Pakistan are very uncertain and therefore the teams in the globe get fear playing and representing their nation in Pakistan. But, now, hopefully, the situation may get better and cricket won’t be affected by the terrorism in future.
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