New Zealand’s team went on the tour of Pakistan after 18 years. The first match of the ODI series on the Rawalpindi ground would have been played at the time of writing the news, but it could not happen. The New Zealand Cricket Board has canceled not only this match, but the three matches of this ODI series as well as the five-match T20 series and has cited that they have received an increase in the threat level of the New Zealand government to Pakistan.
In this way, once again the Pakistan Cricket Board has been embarrassed due to security reasons, but there are strong security arrangements at the ground level. This has also been acknowledged by NZC and the same has been reiterated by the Pakistan Cricket Board. However, for the time being this series has been canceled and the Kiwi Cricket Board has decided to call its players home. At the same time, in the meantime, a person is such with the New Zealand cricket team, who does not know what must be going on, because this person was part of the Sri Lankan team in 2009, which was attacked by terrorists in Lahore, Pakistan, in which This player was injured.
Actually, we are talking about former Sri Lankan cricketer Thilan Samaraweera, who is currently in Pakistan, when the tour of New Zealand has been canceled due to security threats. Samaraweera was also part of the Sri Lankan team whose bus was attacked in Lahore and he was shot in the leg. Thilan Samaraweera is currently the batting coach of the New Zealand cricket team and in Pakistan. For this reason, he was being praised, but it is obvious that when New Zealand toured due to security threats, the memories of 2009 would have also been refreshed for him.
Sri Lankan team bus attacked in Lahore:
The Sri Lankan cricket team bus was attacked in Lahore on 3 March 2009. This was the first time that cricketers were directly targeted by terrorists. Several cricketers and coaching staff were injured in that attack. Several Pakistani security personnel and two civilians were killed in this attack. This terrorist attack had broken the illusion that the players are out of the agenda of the terrorists. After this attack, the Pakistan Cricket Board and Pakistan were badly hit and till now the PCB is facing the brunt of it.