The firing outside the hotel of the visiting England team in Pakistan has raised questions about security. Actually England team has gone to play test series with Pakistan team after 16 years. The second Test match is to be played in Multan on Friday. The England team is in Multan. According to media reports, shots were fired some distance away from the hotel late in the evening on Thursday. Whose voice was heard till the hotel.
No effect on practice
However, the firing outside the hotel did not affect the practice of the England team. The team was escorted to the stadium under police protection. Where the England team practiced in the security circle.
New Zealand tour was canceled in September last year
In September last year, the New Zealand team, which went to Pakistan after 12 years to play a series of 3 ODIs and 3 T20 matches, returned midway citing security reasons. On September 17 (2021), New Zealand was to play the first ODI in Rawalpindi. Riots continued in the city. The players could not reach the stadium. A few hours before the start of the match, the New Zealand Cricket Board refused to play the series citing security reasons. The New Zealand players were taken to the airport under police protection.
Sri Lankan team was attacked by terrorists in 2009
The security of cricket teams in Pakistan has always been a matter of concern. In 2009, there was a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore. No one was killed in this, but some players were injured. After this all the teams stopped visiting Pakistan.
Pakistan does not want to go to India only because of security
Team India also does not want to go to Pakistan due to security reasons. Pakistan has to organize the Asia Cup next year. Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chairman Jay Shah had recently said that the Indian team will not go to Pakistan and the Asia Cup will be held at a neutral venue. Shah’s statement was objected to by Pakistan. Pakistan Cricket Board President Rameez Jan also threatened not to play in the World Cup to be held in India in October next year.
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