7 years back, the history of cricketing world was shocked and uprooted from the base when RPGs & AK-47 equipped terrorists attacked from ambush on the Sri Lankan National cricket team on 3rd March 2009 at Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. In a similar source-stricken incident in Afghanistan which has recently been awarded the test team status, a bomb blast took place where in 80 innocent lives were taken by the terrorists. In view of these events, ACB has called off the earlier proposed series of a couple of T20 internationals and also all cricket ties between the Asian neighbors have come to a halt.
“No agreement of friendly matches and mutual relationship agreement is valid with a country where terrorists are housed and provided safe haven,” one of the ACB official had said after the blast.
Upon feeling that the statement from the ACB officials was regarded as a political statement by the PCB chairman Shaharyan Khan, he demanded a public-wide apology from the ACB side’s counterparts.
He later did express his regret on making the statement and had also apologized privately. But we, the board, have taken a position that until they apologies in public, we should not be reviving any cricketing ties with them.”