Terrorists attack the Sri Lankan Cricket Team firing at their Bus in Lahore

What the Bloody Hell is Happening !

Sri Lanka Cricket Team was travelling in their Bus to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for the Test match v/s Pakistan

A group of Terrorists attacked the Bus firing from all sides and injuring several Players….They were equipped with Grenades,Rocket launchers and Kalshinokovs…I am viewing TV Channels and seeing visuals of some of these terrorists firing while escaping…they appear heavily armed and carrying haversacks….Yet they were unsuccessful in detonating the Bus…The Bus was supposed to be Bullet Proof,but was not…..Seven Policemen have lost their lives …As I blog,these terrorists have all escaped…no clue as to who they were…Lahore Police is on their Trail…..Six Lankan Players are injured…Two seriously…It’s 12.30 pm in Mumbai and the attack is yet a developing story….This Bus carrying the Sri Lankan Cricket Team left earlier than the  Pakistani Team Bus from their Hotel and were very near the Gaddafi Stadium

Early Media Reports state that Samaraveera has been hit in the Chest and is undergoing surgery…Tharana,Jayawardene,Ajantha Mendis,K Sangakkara and Chaminda Vaas are injured….Fourth Umpire too is undergoing surgery

If you recall after 26/11 The Indian Cricket Team cancelled their planned Cricket tour to Pakistan….Even before the Investigations are over,we had Sri Lanka accept Pakistan’s Invitation to fill in after flip flopping for a while…..Pakistan guaranteed VIP Security for the Cricket Team….Yet It was clearly a political move to send the Sri Lankan Cricket team to tour Pakistan….The Team becomes a pawn in this political game

Pakistan clearly is in a dangerous phase…Internal Security is threatened….It’s a Big Wake up Call to the World….Clearly  it will be years before Overseas Players in any Sports Discipline will travel to Pakistan to Play…..It puts the upcoming Cricket World Cup in 2011 in the sub continent in jeopardy of being held.

Sri Lanka has clearly learnt a lesson…it is courageous to be courageous…but it’s foolish to be foolish….Deciding to replace India in Pakistan was a courageous but foolish decision

Sri Lanka is trying to get their whole team back to Colombo on the first flight

This is a Great Tragedy…Arnab Goswami of ‘Times Now’ keeps referring to Pakistan as a banana republic…the danger is that it also has nuclear capability…the danger is that it could get into dangerous wrong hands

One thought on “Terrorists attack the Sri Lankan Cricket Team firing at their Bus in Lahore

  1. Thanks Gaurav for that quick update on the stunning but not altogether unexpected sad event. The players may be out of danger but loss of lives is always the same-irrepairable! You are right-the team was a pawn in the political game and one-upmanship. It reminds me of what Sri Ravishankarji, the yoga guru, said of pressures we create for ourselves in a market society. Citing instances, he referred to sports being promoted and played for reasons other than enternainment, fitness and character-building. Taj hotel symbolized successful large corporate business, and cricket in the subcontinent mobilises huge sums of money due to the TV audiences and brand building. The players coming from middle-class families get attracted by the lures of the high society.Finally, it maybe the right time to ask whether a sport event like this is worth the huge public costs of security.

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