3 years ago
Pakistan belief zimbabwe is first footfall out of barren 561 views
Barren country grounds,desparate fans and decending standards of the game - Pakistan has suffered badly from six years without hosting global cricket,but Zimbabwe’s organized tour next month could restore hope.
On March 3 2009 Pakistani cricket suffered a brutal blow when the bus carrying the Srilankan test team squad was fired upon by the militants near Gaddafi stadium Lahore leaving eight people dead and seven visiting players harmed.
This unfortunate and tragic incident resulted in the form of suspension of all forms of international cricket in Pakistan.
No team after that was ready to risk their safety and lifes to visit Pakistan,since then the 1992 worldcup champions are bound to play most of their home series in United Arab Emirates.
The security situation in Pakistan has improved up a large extent since the army launched a major operation against the militants in the areas of northwest Pakistan last june.and Monday’s release that Zimbabve is ready to visit Pakistan for a short tour has brighten up the hopes that this tour would help to convince big teams to come and play in Pakistan.
Zimbabwe’s trip is likely to be confined to Lahore and last only a week,but a view of a test status team playing again in Pakistan will sent out a positive and inmportant message around the world about the reconstructed and renewed image of Pakistan,which is now no more facing the threat of any inconviniance from the militants side.
As well as Zimbabwe,an Australian army side is also going to visit Pakistan next week to play with there counterpart cricket team,and Khan described the development as”opening another door” for reestablishment.
Because of no cricket in Pakistan since 2009 it all means that not only that the Pakistani fans have denied any action but also the young upcoming players have missed out on the chance to groom their skills in familiar conditions.